Bond 25 launches in Jamaica, Rami Malek to play villain

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The 25th James Bond movie and Daniel Craig’s fifth and final installment as 007 is heading home to Jamaica.

Craig, Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and director Cary Fukunaga, today launched the film from the Caribbean island nation where Ian Fleming wrote all of his Bond novels.

The still untitled movie will be partly set in Jamaica, which was also a setting in “Dr. No” and “Live and Let Die.”

The movie finds Bond out of active service and enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica.

That changes when his CIA friend Felix Leiter (Jeffrey Wright) turns up asking for help. Their mission is to rescue a kidnapped scientist.

Aside from Jamaica, filming locations include Italy, Norway and London, with studio production based at Pinewood Studios outside London. Production will begin Sunday.

Bond films have usually been announced in Britain but this time, the cast and filmmakers flocked to Fleming’s Goldeneye villa in Jamaica for a livestreamed announcement.

Bond 25 is due out April 8, 2020.