As the rumors suggested a couple weeks ago, the title for Bond 23 is in fact Skyfall. Yep, just one word but it could mean just about anything. They’re also talking about some casting and bigger details like that, but I figured for now this would be the most appetizing news for fans.
Just got a minor update in the form of an official press release from Sony (who also provided the official title treatment above). It tells us that filming is set to officially begin on November 7th and then gives us a whole slew of names to the cast list:
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, including: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe. The filmmakers also announced Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw.
Okay, so outside of the title and the characters, one of the biggest things people want to know is the plot. While they obviously aren’t going to be giving everything away, the press release did give us a quick little synopsis:
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.
So there’s not a lot to go on here, but it does spark some interesting questions. I want to know what M did to test Bond’s loyalty, and I am really curious to see what kind of villain is bold enough to attack all of MI6. All in all, it sounds awesome.