New James Bond film called Shatterhand

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 February 2019
Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig

The new James Bond film will enter production on April 6 this year in Pinewood Studios in London, England, as well as Matera, Italy with the working title 'Shatterhand'

The new James Bond film will be called 'Shatterhand'.

The next chapter in the spy franchise will enter production on April 6 this year in Pinewood Studios in London, England, as well as Matera, Italy and after previously being simply known as Bond 25, it's working title has now been revealed via a listing in trade publication Production Weekly.

The upcoming film – which is helmed by Cary Fukunaga and will likely be Daniel Craig's last performance as the suave superspy – is set to be released in April 8, 2020, after being pushed back from February 14 of that year amidst a major rewrite of the script.

Lupita Nyong'o has also been linked the project and according to Baz Bamigboye's column for the Daily Mail newspaper, producer Barbara Broccoli and Fukunaga have been trying their best to convince the 'Black Panther' star to appear in 'Shatterhand'.

Meanwhile, it was previously revealed that Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, and Lea Seydoux will all return for the latest installment.

Lea, 33, portrayed Bond girl Dr Madeleine Swann in 2015 movie 'Spectre', and she looks set to reprise her role after support from Craig and the director.

Fukanaga previously said: "Lea will be returning."

Speaking about the British trio, the director added: "You have some of the best actors in the world here. Why wouldn't I have the best coming back?"

Fukunaga was named as the hotly-anticipated movie's new director in September after Danny Boyle walked away from the project over "creative differences".

Producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said at the time: "We are delighted to be working with Cary.

"His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure."

James Bond 25

  • 2019
  • UK
  • Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen
  • UK release: 8 April 2020

The next James Bond film has the working title of Shatterhand and is due for release in April 2020.

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