One of the shooting locations for Bond 25 has been revealed
We now know where the upcoming Bond 25 will take place — at least as far as its prologue action sequence is concerned. Variety reports that the town of Matera in southern Italy will serve as the film’s opening location. The town of 60,000 people will be transformed into one giant action set piece, similar to how Mexico City was the setting for the opening of SPECTRE.
Italy has previously provided the settings for other Bond films, including Quantum of Solace and the aforementioned SPECTRE.
Returning cast members for the next James Bond adventure include Daniel Craig as Agent 007, Ralph Fiennes (Skyfall), Lea Seydoux (Spectre), Naomie Harris (Moonlight) and Ben Whishaw (Paddington 2).
Bond 25 has seen its share of problems over the past year. It was initially to be directed by Danny Boyle, who exited the project abruptly this summer over creative differences. This delayed production while the studio was forced to search for new directors, before eventually landing on Cary Joji Fukunaga, best known for directing the first season of HBO’s True Detective.
EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios recently reached an agreement with Universal Pictures to partner on the worldwide release of the 25th James Bond film. The superspy’s previous outing, Spectre, opened in U.S. theaters on November 16, 2015. The film earned $200 million domestically and $680.6 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $880.7 million.
The as-yet-untitled Bond 25 is due to hit cinemas on April 8, 2020.