James Bond 25 title and villain details reportedly revealed

With Daniel Craig’s return as James Bond seemingly confirmed, fresh rumours are surfacing about what to expect from the next instalment in the British film series.

According to The Mirror, Bond will be journeying to Croatia for a film based on the 2001 novel Never Dream of Dying by Raymond Benson, the author being Tomorrow Never DiesThe World is Not Enough and Die Another Day.

A source said: “Bond scriptwriters feel it could be the perfect follow-up to Spectre. They are hoping to film in Croatia next year.”

 Other exotic locales the film is expected to traverse include Japan and the south of France, the setting of the novel’s opening scene.

The outlet claims that the film’s working title is Shatterhand and will see 007 come up against a blind villain.

Never Dream of Dying sees Bond start a relationship with Tylyn Mignonne, a film star whose husband is connected to The Union, a recurring crime organisation within the 007 novel series.

Despite no official confirmation, Christoph Waltz and Dave Bautista are both exp[ected to return as villains while Naomie Harris (Miss Moneypenny), Ben Whishaw (Q0 and Rory Kinnear are all set to return.

In the running to replace Sam Mendes as director following Skyfall and Spectre are Yann Demange (’71), David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) and Arrival‘s Denis Villenueve whose Blade Runner sequel arrives in cinemas this October.

It was revealed last month that producer Barbara Broccoli was “determined” to bring back Adele to record another Bond themefollowing her Oscar-winning lead track for Skyfall.

Bond 25 is scheduled to arrive in cinema November 2019.