James Bond. Men want to be him, women want to be with him. Hell, some men just want to be with him. Which is why it’s great news that Sony Pictures announced that it was commencing shooting on the next Bond film, Skyfall.

With Daniel Craig reprising the role of the suave, sophisticated secret agent he mastered so well in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, Dame Judi Dench returning as M, and Javier Bardem to play the next Bond villain, the film is going to be a completely unique story, not linked to the previous two films.

Director Sam Mendes did confirm that they will be shooting in Scotland, Istanbul, and Shanghai, as well as London, so expect another worldwide global romp, even though the plot is being kept quiet at this point. We expect a plot for worldwide domination, thwarted by Bond with plenty of gunfire, alcohol and beautiful women.

The film is set to hit Australian cinemas November 22, 2012.