The last James Bond film, 2012's Skyfall, brought the super-skilled MI6 agent back to his roots for a showdown that resulted in death for some and an altered future for the survivors. With Sam Mendes returning to the director's chair for the 24th Bond film and principal photography beginning next Monday, the movie's title and cast will officially be announced on Thursday morning and can be viewed via a livestream.

The announcement will fittingly be made from England's 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios (originally built for the submarine scene in 1976's The Spy Who Loved Me) at 11:00am GMT (3:00am PST; 6:00am EST), and you can enjoy the livestream right here on Daily Dead (see below, via The event will be capped off with a photo shoot of the cast with director Sam Mendes.

Starring Daniel Craig in his fourth performance as James Bond, the 24th chapter in the enduring franchise is expected to also see the return of Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny, Ben Whishaw as Q, and Ralph Fiennes as the new M, with Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained) rumored to play the intimidating, white cat-stroking antagonist Ernst Stavro Blofeld, a character portrayed by Donald Pleasence, Telly Savalas, Charles Gray, and Max von Sydow in past films.

As he did with Skyfall, Mendes will work off a script by John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. Stay tuned to Daily Dead for official updates on the 24th Bond film. Below, we have the official announcement schedule and the livestream that you can watch early on Thursday:

EVENT TIMINGS (all timings GMT on Thursday, December 4th):

10.50am (5:50am EST) Introduction
11.00am (6:00am EST) Live announcement commences
11.07am (6:07am EST) Live announcement ends (approximate)
11.15am (6:15am EST) Photo call with cast and director

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