Is the title of the 23rd James Bond film "Skyfall"?
5th October 2011
Is the title of the 23rd
James Bond film "Skyfall"?
If records of website addresses recently acquired by Sony Pictures
are anything to go by, it may well be. Thanks to a tip sent to MI6 by 'Gareth', it has been discovered that Sony Pictures registered
at least 15 internet domain names using combinations of "Skyfall", "James
Bond" and "Film/Movie" just two days ago.
The list of domains registered by Sony Pictures
on 3rd October 2011 include: jamesbond-skyfall.com, jamesbond-skyfall.net,
jamesbondskyfall.com, jamesbondskyfall.net, skyfall-film.net,
skyfall-thefilm.com, skyfall-thefilm.net, skyfall-themovie.com,
skyfall-themovie.net, skyfallfilm.net, skyfallmovie.net, skyfallthefilm.com,
skyfallthefilm.net, skyfallthemovie.com and skyfallthemovie.com.
Last time around, fans discovered the
title of the 22nd film, "Quantum of Solace",
via the very same means when Sony Pictures registered the
movie's domain names two days ahead of the reveal press
Daniel Craig has been teasing reporters in recent interviews
that Bond 23 does indeed
have a title, but gave no further clues at the time. Late
last month he
left CNN dangling: "So Daniel Craig just told
me they are starting the next James Bond film and it's
got a title but he wouldn't tell me it," their reporter
One-word titles are amongst some of the best loved in the
James Bond series, and "Skyfall" would be in the
company of "Goldfinger", "Thunderball", "Moonraker", "Octopussy" and "GoldenEye".
It would be the first James Bond movie title to start with
'S', and also be the first original non-Ian Fleming title
since "Die Another Day" almost
a decade ago.
There are a few other uses of "Skyfall" in popular
culture. It was the name of a Transformers character, the
title of the second in the Darklands trilogy of novels by
Greg Bridges, and has been registered in August as a US trademark
by mobile gaming company ngmoco (but only in the videogames
category) for an unannounced title.
What do you think of the possible "Skyfall" title?
You can discuss it in
this thread in the MI6 Community site.
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