A brand new trailer for Spectre – the 24th James Bond adventure – was released this week, whipping 007 tragics into a frenzy.

A cryptic message from the past sends Bond (Daniel Craig in his fourth outing as the secret agent) on a rogue mission to Mexico City and eventually Rome. He meets the beautiful Lucia Sciarra (played by Monica Bellucci), a forbidden widow of an infamous criminal. Whilst in Rome, Bond infiltrates a secret meeting and uncovers the existence of the sinister organisation known as Spectre.

Meanwhile back in London, Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott; Moriarty in BBC’s Sherlock), the new head of the Centre for National Security, questions Bond’s actions and challenges the relevance of MI6, led by M (Ralph Fiennes taking over from Judi Dench).

Bond covertly enlists Moneypenny (Naomie Harris) and Q (Ben Whishaw) to help him seek out Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux), the daughter of his old nemesis Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who may hold the clue to untangling the web of Spectre. As the daughter of an assassin, she understands Bond in a way most others cannot.

As Bond ventures towards the heart of Spectre, he learns of a chilling connection between himself and the enemy he seeks, played by the always terrifyingly good Christoph Waltz.

The trailer is full of the usual stealth and swagger, thrills and spills, and is sure to satisfy fans longing for more insight into the backstory of their mysterious, womanising hero James Bond.

Spectre follows the release of 2012’s Skyfall, the biggest Bond film of all time, which took in $1.1 billion worldwide.

Spectre will be released in Australia on November 12, 2015.