James Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, and director Sam Mendes held a press conference in London yesterday morning to unveil the title of the 23rd bond film – Skyfall. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as the handsome and daring James Bond, along with Judi Dench. The new cast was also announced, along with plot details and shooting locations, and budget rumors. Everything you need to know about the latest Bond film, after the jump.
Although Mendes isn’t your typical action movie director, he mentioned that he’s all for the action here. “There will be plenty of surprises,” he said, and also added that “the action needs to be balanced with the drama.”
Javier Bardem officially confirmed what he’d been saying all along. The Spanish actor will be playing the villain, but not much else was said on his character. Also joining Craig and Dench (they will reprise their roles) is Berenice Marlohe, who’ll be playing the “glamorous [and] enigmatic” Severin, a.k.a. the new Bond girl. The cast also includes Naomie Harris, Ben Wishaw, Albert Finney, and Ralph Fiennes, but nothing has been said on their roles.
Skyfall‘s official plot was released via Twitter, mentioning that:
“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 treat, no matter how personal the cost.”
Producer Michael G. Wilson slashed the rumors that their budget was being cut, “We’re on the same budget as the last film. We haven’t had to change anything in the script. In fact, we keep adding things – everything is going to be just as it was.” Not only that, but Bond will be filming on location all over the world – London, Scotland, Shanghai, and Istanbul.
Skyfall will hit U.K. theaters on October 26, 2012, and then the U.S. on November 9, 2012.
Are you excited about Bond 23?