The twenty-fifth James Bond film, possibly titled Bond25 , will be filmed soon in Jamaica and the United Kingdom, official sources reported Sunday. Jamaica’s tourism minister, Edmund Bartlett, said he will travel with the head of Culture, Olivia Grange, this week to the United Kingdom to meet with the producers of the film, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, to finalize the agreements for the start of the filming, which will star British Daniel Craig.
Bartlett and Grange will arrive at Pinewood Studios, to which they have turned to film some films of the secret agent created by Ian Fleming, to define the areas that will be used in Jamaica to shoot the film.
Bartlett said that the talks with the producers are well advanced and said that the opportunity for Jamaica to host the film will have a positive impact on the country’s tourism industry.
It will not be the first time that a James Bond movie has been shot in Jamaica, since Dr. No and Live and Let Die have also been filmed in the Caribbean country .
Other Caribbean destinations that have been used to film James Bond movies are the Bahamas, which was the venue for filming Thunderball and Casino Royale , while Cuba was used to shoot Golden Eye and Die Another Day .
Producer Barbara Broccoli confirmed in an October interview that other than possible changes Agent 007 “probably will continue to be a man”.
“Bond is male, he is a male character, he was written as a man and I think he will probably continue to be a man,” he said amid constant conjecture in the United Kingdom about the changes that could be made in the saga to adapt it to the times.
Broccoli replaced his father, Albert Broccoli, at the head of the British producer Eon Productions, responsible for the Bond films.
The last installment of the saga is expected to premiere on February 14, 2020, later than expected, due to the departure last August for “creative differences” by British director Danny Boyle, who was replaced by American Cary Fukunaga