The cast and film details for the upcoming 25th James Bond movie have been revealed at a launch event at late 007 author Ian Fleming's home GoldenEye in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Léa Seydoux, Jeffrey Wright are among the returning cast members.
Meanwhile, Oscar-winner Rami Malek, Billy Magnussen, Lashana Lynch, Dali Benssalah, Ana De Armas and David Dencik have joined the spy franchise.
Malek hinted in a video message posted to the official 007 Twitter account that he will be playing a villain in the film.
He said: "I'm stuck here in New York in production but I'm very much looking forward to joining the whole cast and crew.
"I will be making sure Mr Bond does not have an easy ride in this, his 25th outing. See you all soon."
It has also been confirmed that Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been brought in to work on the script for Bond 25 - the other credited writers are Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Scott Z. Burns.
CONFIRMED. #BOND25 is written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge— James Bond (@007) April 25, 2019
The as-yet untitled 25th Bond film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, will be Daniel Craig's fifth outing as 007.
The American director, best known for writing, directing and co-producing 2015 film Beasts Of No Nation and directing the acclaimed first series of HBO's True Detective, said of taking the helm: "Daniel is my favourite Bond and I want to make sure this run of films, which have been fantastic, have a really great next chapter and keep upping the ante so whoever is next has a harder job."
Locations for the shoot include Jamaica, Norway, London and Italy and principal photography begins on April 28.
A description of the plot reads: "Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help.
"The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology."