Sony has released the first teaser trailer for the forthcoming new Bond film, Spectre.
Directed by Sam Mendes, the man behind Skyfall, the 24th instalment in the James Bond franchise will see Daniel Craig play the iconic spy for a fourth time.
Plot details remain vague but what we do know is that a cryptic message from 007’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre.
In Ian Fleming's original Bond novels, and in a number of classic Bond movies, the acronym "SPECTRE" refers to the Special Executive for Counter-Intellligence, Terrorism Revenge and Extortion, an organisation headed by one of the franchise's most popular villains, super-baddie Blofeld.
Two-time Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz will play Hannes Oberhauser, an Austrian climbing and skiing instructor who taught Bond when 007 was a boy, but rumour has it that this character will turn into Blofeld.
Alongside Craig's Bond and Waltz, Spectre will star Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci and Ralph Fiennes. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the film had cast another "Bond girl": US actress Stephanie Sigman.
After Spectre, Craig is signed on to make one further Bond movie.