Producers: Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson
Director: Sam Mendes
Screenplay: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan
Composer: Thomas Newman
Istanbul, Turkey; London, UK; Shanghai, China; Macau, China;
007 is sent to investigate the theft of a laptop hard-drive
from Agent Ronson who is found bleeding to death in Istanbul.
With the help of field agent Eve, Bond chases the thief,
Patrice, through the markets and across the rooftops of
Istanbul before finally facing off atop a train. When M
orders Eve to take a shot despite 007 being in the way
as the train passes over a viaduct, it goes horribly wrong
and Bond plunges to his death.
The title comes from the name of James Bond's childhood home, Skyfall Lodge,
located in Glencoe, Scotland. Up against a deadline, writers Purvis & Wade
came up with the name at 2am. "We needed a haunting place name. I just plucked
it out of the air, and it turned out to be something that struck a chord with
Above: Daniel Craig is James Bond 007.