Thursday, November 3, 2011

James Bond Returns

Fifty years ago today it was first announced that Sean Connery would play the role of Ian Fleming's James Bond on the big screen.

Today, producer Barbara Broccoli & Producer Michael G Wilson announced that the 23rd film in the 007 franchise begins shooting this week, and will be released in November of 2012, in the fiftieth anniversary year of the first film, "Dr. No(1962)."  The title of the new film will be Skyfall, which the producers claim will have an "emotional resonance" once people see the film.

Daniel Craig will return as 007.  Other stars of Skyfall include Judi Dench (as M), Albert Finney, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, French actress Berenice Marlohe, & Ralph Fiennes.

Not much information was given about the plot of the film, only that "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."  They also hinted that "Skyfall" will not connect directly to the previous two films, "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace."

You can read more about the announcement and the details of the movie at:
BBC News

I'm a huge James Bond fan, and I can't even begin to explain how excited I am!!  November 2012 can't come soon enough!!  The title of the film isn't a traditional 007 title, so it will be interesting to see what this "emotional resonance" will be.  Also exciting is the prospect of learning about M's past!  I can't wait!!


  1. I'm not a fan of Daniel Craig as Bond (I thought Casino Royale was abysmal and so I never watched Quantum of Solace), however, I really like the sound of this one. And I'm one of the fans who actually likes the title of this forthcoming movie. :)


  2. Hi Kell! As you may have noticed, I'm a huge fan of Daniel Craig, but I really do like him as Bond. He brings a whole new "feel" to the character, IMO. I totally understand how you feel about Casino Royale (although I liked it, but it wasn't a traditional "007" movie), but it's too bad you skipped QOS, as it was much better and much more traditional, much more "Bond."
    On the plus side though, Skyfall won't be tied to CR & QOS so it sounds like it won't matter if you've missed QOS. Can't wait!!