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New reports reveal working title and villain details for next James Bond movie
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New reports reveal working title and villain details for next James Bond movie

The new James Bond movie has the working title of Shatterhand, according to reports over the weekend. 

It was confirmed last week that 007 will return to action in November 2019, with November 8th in that year booked in for a US release and a slightly earlier date in the UK. 

The cast and director has yet to be confirmed, but it has been solidified that the movie, which is currently just known as Bond 25, will be written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Yann Demange, best known for directing fiery thriller 71, is the favourite to direct the movie. 

Now, according to the Daily Mirror, the new film be based on the 1999 thriller Never Dream Of Dying by Raymond Benson, who also wrote Bond books Tomorrow Never Dies, Die Another Day and The World is Not Enough. It has the working title of Shatterhand and is reportedly to shoot in Croatia. 

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

If these reports prove true and the new film is a version of Never Dream Of Dying, then the movie will see Bond battle a blind criminal genius behind an evil organisation called the Union.

Spectre, Bond's last outing, is out now on DVD and available to order from hmv's online store by clicking on the icon on the right-hand side of the page. You can check out the full Bond catalogue here in hmv's online store. 

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