Saturday, November 5, 2011

JAMES BOND 23: SKYFALL - Production Update and Press Conference

Here's the latest scoop on the highly anticipated 23rd James Bond movie. First, they came up with a cool title that washes away the shame of "Quantum of Solace". The new installment will be called "Skyfall". Simple and effective, probably teasing some awesome plot element. Honestly, I've always though that "Quantum of Solace" had a nice ring to it, but the harder you thought about it, the less sense it made and it felt a bit too pretentious for what is essentially a straight-forward action flick. Furthermore, besides Daniel Craig and Judi Dench who will reprise their roles, "Skyfall" will also star Javier Bardem as the villain, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris ("28 Days Later") and Bérénice Marlohe as the bond girls, Ben Whishaw ("Perfume: The Story of a Murderer "), Albert Finney and James Remar ("Dexter").

Director Sam Mendes ("American Beauty", "Jarhead") is set to begin filming on the 7th of November, working on a screenplay written by John Logan ("Gladiator", "The Last Samurai"), Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (both have worked on James Bond scripts since "The World Is Not Enough"). The script is not based on any of Ian Fleming's books and it will be a stand-alone story, unrelated to the previous two Daniel Craig movies. According to an official tweet, this will be the general synopsis : "Bond’s loyalty to M 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.". The movie is scheduled for release on the 9th of November, 2012 (US).

After the jump, you'll find a video of the press conference where the details were announced and the official press release.

"LONDON, UK, November 3rd, 2011 – Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today presented the cast of the 23rd James Bond adventure, entitled SKYFALL. The film, 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 James Bond 007. The screenplay is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan. SKYFALL, which goes into production on Monday, November 7th, will begin its worldwide roll-out in the UK and Ireland on October 26th 2012 and in North America on November 9th 2012. 

Joining Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Director Sam Mendes were members of the cast of SKYFALL, including: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe. The filmmakers also announced Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw. 

In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M 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. 

“We’re so delighted to have Sam Mendes direct SKYFALL and be working once again with Daniel Craig. We’ve a great script, an extraordinary cast and an incredibly talented creative team for this latest James Bond adventure,” said Wilson and Broccoli. 

The Director of Photography is Roger Deakins, a nine-time Oscar® nominee who previously shot the films Jarhead and Revolutionary Road for Mendes. The Production Designer is Oscar® winner Dennis Gassner, who previously designed Quantum of Solace and collaborated with Mendes on the films Road to Perdition and Jarhead. The Editor is Stuart Baird, A.C.E., whose many credits include Casino Royale. Jany Temime, whose many credits include the Harry Potter series, In Bruges, and Children of Men, is the Costume Designer. Action specialist Alexander Witt is the 2nd Unit Director. Gary Powell is Stunt Co-ordinator, Chris Corbould is SFX Supervisor and Steve Begg is Visual Effects Supervisor, all of whom have worked on previous Bond films. 

007 fans can learn more about SKYFALL at the James Bond franchise Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JamesBond007."


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