Back in June, we reported that production on the highly-anticipated Bond 24 has been pushed to December 2014, with Skyfall co-writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade returning to work on the original script by John Logan. Today, MI6-HQ.com reports that shooting has been scheduled to begin on December 6, 2014.
Director Sam Mendes will assemble his cast including Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes,Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Rory Kinnear for a table read of the screenplay in late November at Pinewood Studios.
The filmmaker and producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are currently casting for the Bond Girl and villain roles. We reported last month that the villain will be a towering man named Hinx, who has been compared to classic James Bond villains Jaws and Oddjob. While several Scandanavian actresses have tested for a secondary roles, the primary Bond Girl will be British.
Production is scheduled to take place in Austria, Rome, where an epic car chase will be filmed, and Morocco, with Pinewood Studios in the U.K. serving as the sequel's primary production home.