WHO’S IN IT?

Daniel Craig (Layer Cake), Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), Léa Seydoux (Blue Is The Warmest Colour), Ben Whishaw (Paddington), Naomie Harris (28 Days Later), Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Monica Bellucci (The Matrix Reloaded), Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient), Andrew Scott (Pride), Rory Kinnear (Man Up), Jesper Christensen (The Young Victoria), Alessandro Cremona (Malèna), Stephanie Sigman (Miss Bala)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Sam Mendes (American Beauty), director; Jez Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow), John Logan (Skyfall), Neal Purvis (Casino Royale) and Robert Wade (Quantum of Solace), writers; Barbara Broccoli (Goldeneye) and Michael G. Wilson (The Living Daylights), producers; Thomas Newman (Road to Perdition), composer; Hoyte Van Hoytema (Interstellar), cinematographer; Lee Smith (The Dark Knight), editor

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

In the wake of an attack on MI6, which left the previous M dead and replaced by Gareth Mallory (Fiennes), James Bond (Craig) receives a cryptic message from his past which sets into motion events that eventually see him come face-to-face with a sinister organisation known as SPECTRE. While Mallory is left to fight political pressures that threaten the future of MI6, Bond finds that the only way to unravel SPECTRE’s web of conspiracy is to protect Madeline Swann (Seydoux), the innocent daughter of previous enemy Mr. White (Christensen). Everything eventually leads to a confrontation with the organisation’s leader Franz Oberhauser (Waltz), who is also a key figure from Bond’s own past…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

007 returns for his 24th feature, and brings with him not only many collaborators from the team behind the record-breaking Skyfall, but also a particular organisation not seen in a Bond film since the early 1970s.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

MONDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2015