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  4 June 2019


BOND 25 Update

During the filming of a controlled explosion on the set of BOND 25 today at Pinewood Studios, damage was caused to the exterior of the 007 Stage.

There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury.

Conceived in 1976 by production designer Ken Adam to house the set he had designed for the interior of the Liparus supertanker in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), the original ‘007 Stage’ was later destroyed by a fire in 1985. Rebuilt and reopened in January 1985, with the new name ‘Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage’, in time for the filming of A View To A Kill (1985). Another fire occurred on 30 July 2006 after the production of Casino Royale.

  22 May 2019


BOND 25 Update

BOND 25 production today announced Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica. Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020.

  5 May 2019

Principal photography for BOND 25 begins in Jamaica

Principal photography for BOND 25 begins in Jamaica

The first day of principal photography for BOND 25 took place on Sunday April 28, 2019 - three days after the cast assembled at Ian Fleming's Jamaican home ‘Goldeneye’ to announce the start of production on the 25th official James Bond film. Daniel Craig was reunited with Jeffrey Wright who is playing CIA Agent Felix Leiter for the third time in BOND 25.


  25 April 2019

Cast announced at a media event held at ‘Goldeneye’ in Jamaica

Daniel Craig with James Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli

‘Goldeneye’ in Jamaica. James Bond Producers, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today confirmed the start of principal photography on the 25th official James Bond film begins on 28 April 2019. From Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios, the film is directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fifth film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007.

Metro Goldwyn Mayer will release the 25th James Bond feature film domestically through their United Artists Releasing banner on April 8, 2020; through Universal Pictures International and Metro Goldwyn Mayer in the UK and internationally from April 3, 2020.

Director, Cary Joji Fukunaga confirmed the returning cast, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright and introduced Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek.  FULL PRESS RELEASE AND MORE IMAGES

  30 March 2019

Filming on BOND 25 begins in Norway

BOND 25 masked Gunman

After months of press speculation and rumours surrounding the production of the as yet untitled 25th James Bond film, it would appear that filming has finally begun in Nittedal, 20-miles north of Oslo in Norway. The scene involved a masked gunman chasing a blonde young girl across an ice lake. The situation described in the shooting script as: “A child shoots an intruder. She is chased by a 2nd intruder and runs onto a frozen lake.” The scenes very likely forms part of a flashback for Madeleine Swann's character, who described this story to Bond as they make their way by train to Blofeld's desert hideout in Spectre (2015). Although director Cary Fukunaga nor any principal players were present at the location, the action is the first concrete evidence that filming on BOND 25 has begun in earnest. With major casting still to be announced one can only speculate as to who the masked gunman is, although the girl clearly represents a young Madeleine Swann who will be played in BOND 25 by Léa Seydoux.


  15 February 2019



The US release date for BOND 25 has changed. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli: “We are absolutely thrilled to be releasing BOND 25 on 8 April 2020.”

Universal Pictures International and Metro Goldwyn Mayer will release the film in the UK and internationally from April 3, 2020.

  20 September 2018


Cary Joji Fukunaga

Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig announced today that BOND 25 will begin filming at Pinewood Studios on 4 March 2019 under the helm of director, Cary Joji Fukunaga with a worldwide release date of 14 February 2020. “We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure,” said Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.


  21 August 2018


Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Daniel Craig today announced that due to creative differences Danny Boyle has decided to no longer direct BOND 25.

  25 May 2018


ABOVE: (top) Bond 25 Director Danny Boyle (centre) Screenwriter John Hodge (bottom) Daniel Craig as James Bond with Her Majesty The Queen in the short film Happy and Glorious directed by Danny Boyle for the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony.

Director, writer, distributor and production start date revealed

Production on BOND 25 will begin in December with Danny Boyle directing Daniel Craig’s 5th outing as Bond. EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM) have reached an agreement with Universal Pictures to partner on the worldwide release of the 25th James Bond film.

Daniel Craig returns as 007 and Academy Award-winning director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire, Steve Jobs) will direct from an original screenplay by Academy Award nominee John Hodge (Trainspotting) with production set to begin on 3 December 2018. Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures will release the film theatrically in the US on 8 November 2019 through its new joint venture for domestic theatrical distribution with Annapurna Pictures, and Universal Pictures will release internationally commencing with the traditional earlier release in the UK on 25 October 2019.

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented, “We are delighted to announce that the exceptionally talented Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in his fifth outing as James Bond in the 25th instalment of the franchise. We will begin shooting BOND 25 at Pinewood Studios in December with our partners at MGM and thrilled that Universal Pictures will be our international distributor.”

“Under the leadership of Michael and Barbara, we couldn’t be more thrilled than to bring the next 007 adventure to the big screen uniting the incomparable Daniel Craig with the extraordinary vision of Danny Boyle,” said MGM’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kevin Ulrich. MGM’s President, Motion Picture Group Jonathan Glickman added, “It has been 16 years since Die Another Day was distributed by MGM and it’s incredibly gratifying to be releasing this film alongside the powerhouse team at Universal.”

“Universal is extremely proud to collaborate with Michael, Barbara and MGM on the international marketing and distribution of BOND 25,” said Chairman of Universal Pictures Donna Langley. “The unparalleled combination of Danny’s innovative filmmaking and Daniel’s embodiment of 007 ensured we simply had to be partners in the next chapter of this iconic series.”