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'The name's Spectre' - new Bond title revealed and Dubliner Andrew Scott to play 007's boss

Director Sam Mendes has announced the 24th James Bond movie, which begins filming next week, is to be called Spectre.

He made the announcement at an event staged at Pinewood Studios where he also outlined further details including naming Lea Seydoux and Monica Bellucci who will become Bond girls.

Oscar-winning Austrian actor Christoph Waltz will play a villain in the film while Andrew Scott, best known for his role as Moriarty in BBC1's Sherlock will join the cast as one of 007's Whitehall bosses.

Bond will once again be driving an Aston Martin, this time a DB10. Movie fans saw a previous Aston, his vintage DB5, was blown to pieces in Skyfall.

The film is named after the shadowy terrorist organisation created by Bond author Ian Fleming which first appeared in his novel Thunderball.

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Director Sam Mendes and Barbara Broccoli at the reavealing of the new James Bond film at pinewood Studio in Buckinghamshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 4, 2014. The new 24th James Bond movie, which begins photography next week, will be called Spectre

Director Sam Mendes and Barbara Broccoli at the reavealing of the new James Bond film at pinewood Studio in Buckinghamshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 4, 2014. The new 24th James Bond movie, which begins photography next week, will be called Spectre

Actors Naomie Harris (L) and Daniel Craig pose on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

Actors Naomie Harris (L) and Daniel Craig pose on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

Director Sam Mendes at the revealing of the new James Bond film at pinewood Studio in Buckinghamshire.

Director Sam Mendes at the revealing of the new James Bond film at pinewood Studio in Buckinghamshire.

Cast members applaud as actor Daniel Craig joins them on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

Cast members applaud as actor Daniel Craig joins them on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

An Aston Martin DB10 car is unveiled on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

An Aston Martin DB10 car is unveiled on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

Director Sam Mendes at the reavealing of the new James Bond film at pinewood Studio in Buckinghamshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 4, 2014. The new 24th James Bond movie, which begins photography next week, will be called Spectre

Director Sam Mendes at the reavealing of the new James Bond film at pinewood Studio in Buckinghamshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 4, 2014. The new 24th James Bond movie, which begins photography next week, will be called Spectre

Actresses Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux and Naomie Harris (L-R) pose on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

Actresses Monica Bellucci, Lea Seydoux and Naomie Harris (L-R) pose on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

Actors Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci (L-R) pose on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

Actors Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci (L-R) pose on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

Actors Daniel Craig (L) and Monica Bellucci pose on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

Actors Daniel Craig (L) and Monica Bellucci pose on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

Actor Daniel Craig poses on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

Actor Daniel Craig poses on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

Cast members applaud as actor Daniel Craig joins them on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

Cast members applaud as actor Daniel Craig joins them on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

Actors Monica Bellucci (L) and Lea Seydoux pose on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

Actors Monica Bellucci (L) and Lea Seydoux pose on stage during an event to mark the start of production for the new James Bond film "Spectre", at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, southern England December 4, 2014

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Director Sam Mendes and Barbara Broccoli at the reavealing of the new James Bond film at pinewood Studio in Buckinghamshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 4, 2014. The new 24th James Bond movie, which begins photography next week, will be called Spectre

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