MI6 can confirm that title designer Daniel Kleinman is back on 007-duty and is directing the title sequence for "Skyfall"...

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 effects.

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 (right),

Outside of his Bond duties, Kleinman is a leading British television commercial and music video director. He consistently wins the 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 Week.

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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