The first teaser trailer for the 23rd Bond movie has gone online today after making its debut on the BBC earlier today. We have that trailer here for you, and let me just say this, it is fantastic!
Skyfall is directed by Sam Mendes, and even though previous film, Quantum of Solace was pretty good, it was a real dip in quality after the brilliance of Casino Royale. Mendes is hoping to bring that level of quality back with Skyfall, Bonds first film in four years, and judging by the teaser trailer, that quality is most definitely back. The trailer is a very serious affair, low on dialogue and heavy of menacing atmosphere. Things are clearly not going right, and the whole trailer has a darkness to it, a seriousness that looks very intense. We also get a very brief glimpse of Javier Bardem as the villain Silva, he can be seen in a silhouette of flames. There is also tons of action and big budget special effects, and I must say I couldn’t have hoped or better from this Bond trailer.
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Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes, arrives in UK cinemas 26th October. The 23rd Bond film stars Daniel Craig as Bond, joining him will be Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Helen McCrory, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Smith, Ben Whishaw, Albert Finney, Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe.
Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
In further Bond related news, Duncan Jones (pictured above, Moon, Source Code) has announced that his third film as director will focus on the life of Bond creator and spy journalist Ian Fleming. Working with his Liberty Films partner, producer Stuart Fenegan, Jones will focus on the events in Flemings life that inspired his books.
“Fleming lived through one of the most perilous periods in world history, in a position that allowed him a unique vantage point of all the players, all the stakes,” says Jones. “He witnessed true heroism first-hand. And he saw the evil men could do. Then, when the war ended, he went off to write fiction. The essential question for me is: where did Ian Fleming end and Bond begin?”
Fenegan says, “The opportunity to make a period action film about the life of Fleming and origins of Bond – a hero we all grew up idolising – is too great for Duncan and me to resist.”
Fleming became famous for writing twelve Bond novels and two collections of short stories, however he also co-ordinated real life espionage in World War 2 and used some of these experiences for his iconic literary collection. Fleming was a man of mystery, and Jones could well be the perfect director to bring his story to the big screen. The screenplay is based on Andrew Lycett’s biography Ian Fleming, The Man Behind James Bond. Though several TV films have been made about the author, this is the first feature to have the cooperation of the Ian Fleming Estate.
By Matt Wavish