SPECTRE: Bond 24 cast, title and first poster

Bond 24 has announced its official title as SPECTRE, hinting that it'll hark back to the classic era of 007.

Shooting starts on Monday. Locations include Pinewood Studios, London, Mexico City, the Alps and Tangiers.

New cast members include Andrew Scott, an addition to the Whitehall team as Denby. Monica Bellucci, Léa Seydoux Dave Bautista and Christoph Waltz have also joined the line up: crucially, it wasn't confirmed whether or not Waltz would be playing Blofeld, which has been widely rumoured.

Among the returning cast members are Rory Kinnear as Tanner, Ben Whishaw as Q, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Ralph Fiennes as the newly appointed M.

An official poster has also been released, with a bullet hole hinting at SPECTRE's octopus logo. Pretty damn cool.

Here's the official logline of the event: "Along with Daniel Craig, Mendes presented the returning cast, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear as well as introducing Christoph Waltz, Léa Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Monica Bellucci and Andrew Scott. Mendes also revealed Bond’s sleek new Aston Martin, the DB10, created exclusively for SPECTRE.

A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.

The 007 production will be based at Pinewood Studios, and on location in London, Mexico City, Rome and Tangier and Erfoud, in Morocco. Bond will return to the snow once again, this time in Sölden, along with other Austrian locations, Obertilliach, and Lake Altaussee."

Cast photos and character names from the official 007 Twitter:

Her and Interstellar DoP Hoyte van Hoytema is on cinematography duties.

Bond's new ride? An exclusively designed Aston Martin DB10.

SPECTRE opens in the UK on 23 October 2015, and on 6 November 2015.

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Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.