New James Bond To Start Shooting This Year

007 will return in December

It's fitting that, in the week Goldfinger celebrates its 50th anniversary, news on the long-awaited 24th entry in the James Bond series has finally been announced.

As yet untitled, Bond 24 is set to begin filming at Pinewood Studios on 6 December, with Sam Mendes once again at the helm and Daniel Craig returning for his fourth outing at the world's most famous spy.

The new film has also been written by the Skyfall team of John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

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However, Skyfall cinematographer Roger Deakins won't be returning for the next film, with Dutch-Swedish cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema taking over. Thankfully, Hoytema is a more than capable replacement, having worked on Her, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and Christopher Nolan's forthcoming sci-fi epic Interstellar.

There's no official word as to plot yet, but some sources report that Bond will be facing off against a large, dangerous henchman, perhaps in the vein of the late Richard Keil's iconic character Jaws.

Bond 24 will be released on 23 October 2015.

Can the new film top Skyfall?

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