Bond 25: Oscar Winner Rami Malek Is the Villain

In a promotional video tied to the start of production on the upcoming 007 sequel, the filmmakers disclosed the cast, confirmed that Oscar-winner Rami Malek will be the villain, but did not share a moniker for the spy thriller.

The film’s producers and star Daniel Craig hinted at certain plot details. “We’ve got quite a ride in store for Mr. Bond,” promised producer Barbara Broccoli. She also said that the film will start with Bond out of active service and on holiday.

“He’s enjoying himself in Jamaica,” said Broccoli, who added that the production has built an “extraordinary” house for the famous agent and his license to kill.

The official log-line states that “Bond’s peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.”