Bond 25 made a big announcement Thursday from Jamaica, the iconic location for previous 007 films "Dr No" and "Live and Let Die," and the home to Ian Fleming's GoldenEye estate, where he wrote all the novels (and which inspired the name for Pierce Brosnan's inaugural Bond outing, 1995's "GoldenEye").
But that announcement did not include the upcoming movie's title. Instead, producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson together with director Cary Joji Fukanaga unveiled the official cast lineup and teased the plot.
The producers also confirmed that Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the creator of "Killing Eve" and "Fleabag," has joined as a writer. She joins series mainstays Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, as well as Scott Z. Burns. (This also marks confirmation that the production is not using the script devised by Danny Boyle and John Hodge.)
Broccoli said the film starts in Jamaica, where “Bond is not on active service, he is enjoying himself. We’ve got quite a ride in store for him.”
His peaceful retirement is interrupted when Felix Leiter shows up asking for help. But 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 a dangerous new technology.
Bond 25 is slated for release April 8, 2020.