MI6 can confirm that title designer Daniel Kleinman
is back on 007-duty and is directing the title sequence
Daniel Kleinman Joins Skyfall
29th June 2012
MI6 can confirm that Daniel Kleinman will
once again direct the title sequence to the latest James
Bond film, "Skyfall".
He first worked
on the 007 series when Pierce Brosnan was making his debut in "GoldenEye" with
a stunning sequence that highlighted the fall of the Iron Curtain with
hammer and sickle iconography. Kleinman created the title sequences for
all of Brosnan's outings, using digital technology and increasingly complex
When the franchise rebooted in 2006 with
Daniel Craig's "Casino
Royale", the traditional
silhouetted girls were gone, but instead fans were treated
to a unique rotoscoped animation.
Director Marc Forster
brought his preferred titles company MK12 in to create
the "Quantum of Solace" credits, so "Skyfall" will
be Kleinman's sixth Bond film after a break of six years.
Working under his company Rattling Stick, Kleinman is
joined by his regular production designer John Ebden for
the "Skyfall" sequence.
As MI6 reported last month, shooting
for the sequence was already underway at Pinewood Studios.
British model Charlotte Edwards tweeted that her friend and
fellow model Natasha was filming
material for "Skyfall".
Above: Shots from Kleinman's
titles for "GoldenEye" (left) and Tomorrow Never Dies
Outside of his Bond duties, Kleinman is a leading
British television commercial and music video director. He consistently
top awards for his advertising at Cannes, D&AD, the One Show,
British Arrows, Clio, Creative Circle, Midsummer Awards to name
but a few. The Gunn Report recognised him as the Most Awarded
Director in the World and he has received the President’s
Award from the British Arrows and Creative Circle. He has also
been rated No1 in Shots Best Director list, was No1 in Campaign’s
list of Top Directors for over four consecutive years and was
was recently named US Commercial Director of the Decade in Ad
The 23rd James Bond
film, "Skyfall", commenced principal studio photography on 7th November
2011 for a UK
release on October 26th, 2012 and the USA on November
9, 2012. MGM will produce, finance and distribute 007's
23rd adventure in
partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Daniel Craig will
be returning as the legendary British secret agent, alongside Judi
Dench as "M", with Sam Mendes directing a screenplay written by Neal
Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. The cast will also include Bérénice Marlohe,
Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Wishaw.
The film will shoot at Pinewood Studios and on location in London, England;
Scotland; Shanghai, China and Istanbul, Turkey.
It will be the longest gap between Bond movies without
a change in the lead role. In addition, 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of
the EON Productions series of James