..... aucun M. Bond, je m'attends à ce que vous mouriez!
Yes, it looks like the new Bond villain is a Frenchman. At least he looks a bit scary.
Actor Mathieu Amalric is reported to have told film magazine Empire "I play the villain, yes." No official confirmation by Bond producers Eon or distributor Sony Pictures yet.
New film set for UK release on 7th November 2008 is based on the novel called Devil May Care, written by Sebastian Faulks is apparently set in 1967?
UPDATE : the movie itself has reportedly had a number of working titles such as Bond 22, B22, Agent in Risico, Risico, Risico Hessi, Risico Quessi and The Royal Creed. The actual title was announced on January 24th 2008 as.... Quantum of Solace.