We had the first poster at the end of last week and now the official teaser trailer for Skyfall has dropped, and if the rest of the film is anything like as stylish as this first look, we’re in for a real treat. It really is a fantastic looking promo for the movie. The one thing it lacks is much info on the plot, although it does reveal that the Skyfall title refers to some sort of job 007 is assigned. The film will begin its worldwide roll-out later this year in the UK and Ireland on October 26th and in North America on November 9th.
The first teaser poster for Skyfall has landed, which is a classic 007 image, suggesting that this isn’t a movie that’s going to completely ignore the history of the series. Here’s the blurb: ‘SKYFALL, from Albert R Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his third film as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007. Joining Daniel Craig, the cast includes Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Berenice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw with Albert Finney and Judi Dench as M. The screenplay is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan. SKYFALL will begin its worldwide roll-out later this year in the UK and Ireland on October 26th and in North America on November 9th.’
Do you think the poster is as ace as we do?
It wouldn’t be Bond if the production didn’t jet all over the world (although always coming back to its UK base, of course), and Skyfall is doing just that, with a new set video just released from the film’s Shanghai location shoot. The movie will hit cinemas on October 26th, but whet you appetite with the latest behind the scene look.
One problem Jame Bond movies have when it comes to still images is that one 007 flick looks much the same as the next, except for the occasional change of head in the main role, different cars and a fresh supporting cast. However people still like to look at them. A new batch has arrived online from Skyfall, featuring Daniel Criag looking moody and firing some guns, as well as some of out first views of Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench and more in the movie. The film is out in October, but take a look above and below for the new pics.
There is a tendency to say every female under 40 who signs up for a 007 movie is a Bond girl, and that’s what Greek actress Tonia Sotiropoulou is being described as even though her part is pretty small. She announced the news herself through her Facebook page (via MI6-HQ.com) that she will play Daniel Craig’s girlfriend.
She says, “Dear friends I officially announce I got a part in J. Bond new film!!! Turkey here I come! Thank u all for you love and support! This is officially the happiest day of my life bitches!!!!”
The actress will start shooting April 22 in Istanbul, Turkey, where she will film two or three scenes over five days. It is said that she also auditioned for the major role of Severine, which French actress Berenice Marlohe eventually won, but won the smaller part of Bond’s squeeze.
The film hits cinemas in October.
The makers of James Bond are getting with the 21st Century and have released a video blog, which sees Sam Mendes talking about making the movie, and noting that despite the fact he’s British, this is his seventh film and the first time he’s shot in the UK! There’s also a new pic with Judi Dench on set, so enjoy both that and the vlog. Skyfall hits UK cinemas in October.
A few weeks ago we had an image of Daniel Craig sitting by a pool, which was billed as the first image from Skyfall, but now the guys behind the movie have released what they say is the first official shot from the movie.
On one level it’s pretty much what you’d expect from a Bond shot – 007 holding a gun – but it would appear they’ve picked a shot that’s deliberately dark and moody, suggesting a break in tone from Quantum of Solace (which most people now feel was a bit of a disaster for a franchise that had only just re-established its street cred). The movie hits screens this October.
Skyfall doesn’t hit cinema screens until October 26th, but now the first official image has been released. It doesn’t really tell us much, other than at some point 007 is going to be getting his shirt off and going for a swim. At least we know Daniel Craig’s still hitting the gym. Let’s hope though there’s more to Skyfall than swimming.
The pic was taken recently during filming at the London Four Seasons hotel.
At the Skyfall press conference a couple of months ago, director Sam Mendes refused to say who some of the actors in the movie would be playing, suggesting that to do so would be a bit of a spoiler.
One of those mysterious roles is who Ralph Fiennes is playing, but now Movieweb suggests they’ve got a well placed source at the studio who’s let it slip. So if you don’t want to know, stop reading now.
Fiennes recently said in an interview he’d be playing a government agent, and now Movieweb’s source says, “Ralph Fiennes play’s a government agent, which we never get a name on, because he is set to play the new M. Skyfall centers around M (Judi Dench) where her past forces her to leave as head of MI6, and find a new M. The board of MI6 then turns to a government agent (Ralph Fiennes) to take over. M (Dame Judi) is now forced to train the new head of MI6.”
At the moment this should be treated as rumour, but Movieweb’s stick by its source.
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You’d have thought that with last week’s James Bond press conference also marking the start of shooting, they’d have announced all the main cast then, but it appears a couple of names slipped through the net, as the official 007 Twitter account has revealed, ‘There are two new additions to the cast of Skyfall: Helen McCrory and Ola Rapace.’
There’s no news on who either of them will play though.
McRory is probably best known for playing Marcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies (and would have been Bellatrix Lestrange if she hadn’t been heavily pregnant when the role was first shooting). Ola Rapace meanwhile is Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace’s husband (although last we heard they were getting divorced), and is a well known face in Scandinavia.
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