Next James Bond film to start shooting December 6

Director Sam Mendes’ follow-up to 'Skyfall' set to be released October 23, 2015

The as-yet-untitled 24th James Bond film will begin shooting on December 6.

The follow-up to Skyfall from director Sam Mendes is scheduled for release on October 23, 2015.

According to James Bond fansite MI6, principal photography is due to begin on December 6. Mendes is said to be preparing Daniel Craig and the main cast members for a script read through in late November at Pinewood Studios.

Shooting was due to begin next month but according to various reports filming was delayed due to script rewrites.

Skyfall was released in 2012 and is the most successful Bond film yet taking over £665m at the worldwide box office.

As reported, the search for Bond’s next nemesis is “focused on someone extremely physically fit and over 6′ 2″” and different to anyone that has been cast before. Mendes is said to be looking for someone with the same physical impact of Jaws (pictured) who fought Roger Moore’s Bond in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977).

Richard Kiel, the actor who played Jaws and reprised the role in 1979’s Moonraker, died last week.

The 24th Bond 24 movie will mark Daniel Craig’s fourth outing as 007. He will be joined by Naomie Harris, who reprises her role as Moneypenny, along with Ralph Fiennes as M, Ben Whishaw as Q and Rory Kinnear’s Bill Tanner.