New James Bond film
Quantum of Solace
sees the British super spy out for revenge on a mission that takes him to Austria, Italy and South America.
British actor Daniel Craig, the first blonde Bond, reprises his role as 007, after critics and cinema-goers hailed his debut.
First details of the 22nd instalment in the Bond franchise were unveiled on Thursday at Pinewood Studios outside London.
According to the synopsis, Bond girl Camille, played by Ukrainian-born Olga Kurylenko, leads the secret agent to Dominic Greene, member of a mysterious organisation and a ruthless businessman, seeking to control huge natural resources.
Greene is played by Frenchman Mathieu Amalric, who starred in the Oscar-nominated The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
The plot follows on directly from Casino Royale, as Bond aims to uncover the truth about Vesper, the beauty who betrayed him, and discovers that she had been blackmailed.
"James Bond is after revenge, and Camille is after revenge ? They have slightly different goals, but in the end they are going to have to collaborate," Kurylenko told reporters.
On a tour of the main Bond set at Pinewood, journalists were shown 3 stages, all of them set in the Italian city of Siena.
In the largest, two actors including Craig's stunt double, swung from ropes and fought in an old art gallery.
Quantum of Solace is due for release in theatres on November 7 this year.