EON Productions confirms the 23rd
James Bond film is SKYFALL, plus cast, crew and the
first plot synopsis is revealed...
Official SKYFALL Announcement
3rd November 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,
Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris and Berenice
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.
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.