Daniel Craig in a striking pose as James Bond is gracing magazine covers in the UK this month to promote "Skyfall"...

Magazine Covers

24th April 2012

Daniel Craig is appearing on not one, but two different covers of Empire magazine in the UK this month. For their June 2012 issue (released in April), subscribers are getting a special treat of a different cover to that of those who buy their copies on the newsstands. Craig is seen posing with the trusty Walther PPK in a classic Bond pose, reminiscent of the early Connery days.

Meanwhile, the colour cover on the retail edition of the magazine features a more contemporary shot with a bullet hole montage and a line-up of previous Bond actors. As well as a report from the "Skyfall" set, the issue boasts a look back at "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", "Live And Let Die" and "GoldenEye".

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 Bond films.

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