Details of Daniel Craig's latest outing as the British secret agent were released through the official James Bond 007 Twitter account.
Skyfall will see Bond at loggerheads with his boss M (Judi Dench) as a figure from her past emerges.
"Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her," the official plot synopsis reads. "As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost."
Watch producer Michael G Wilson announce the new James Bond movie's title below:
The movie will not relate to an original Fleming story, but the title "has some emotional context which will be revealed in the film," according to producer Barbara Broccoli.
Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Bérénice Marlohe, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris and Albert Finney will co-star in the spy blockbuster.
Oscar-winning American Beauty director Sam Mendes is behind the camera, working from a script by John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
Skyfall will be released in cinemas on October 26, 2012.
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