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Friday, October 28, 2016

LONDON (AFP) – The next James Bond film will be released in late 2015, producers announced Thursday, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as the suave British spy and Sam Mendes returning as director after dramatically reversing his decision to quit.

A few teasing details of the unnamed 24th official Bond adventure were announced in a picture posted on Agent 007’s official Twitter feed, emblazoned with the words “BOND 24” in large letters.

“Daniel Craig is 007, Sam Mendes back as director,” the tweet said, adding that the film would be released in Britain on October 23, 2015, and in the United States two weeks later.

The screenplay will be written by John Logan, who penned the last Bond film Skyfall, as well as other hit movies including Gladiator and The Last Samurai.

Mendes, 47, directed Skyfall, which became Britain’s highest-grossing film ever and took more than $1 billion at box offices worldwide when it was released in 2012.

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