The twenty-fourth James Bond film is called "Spectre" with Oscar-winning new casting Christoph Waltz likely to be the villain, and Italian actress Monica Belluci the latest Bond girl.
Daniel Craig will return as fictional British spy James Bond, also known as 007, for the latest instalment which is set to begin filming on Monday, director Sam Mendes announced at an event at London's Pinewood Studios on Thursday.
Details of the film's plot were scant but Mendes gave a small hint of the story to fans of the Ian Fleming novels.
"The title of the twenty fourth Bond movie is Spectre. Those of you who have some knowledge of the Bond franchise and legend of Bond will probably have some idea what that refers to, but I couldn't possibly comment," Mendes said.
SPECTRE is a global terrorism organization in Fleming's novels. The organization's name stands for: Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, and it was headed by evil genius Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who famously appears stroking a white cat in earlier films in the Bond franchise.