Thursday, August 2, 2012

Skyfall 007 Promo

All hail the return of James Bond!
Daniel Craig is back for the 23rd 007 adventure: Skyfall. In the first official full-length promo for the hotly-anticipated film, Bond is seen falling through the air after being taken down,under orders from his boss 'M', played by Dame Judi Dench. While 007 is wrestling on top of a high-speed train, M orders an agency assassin to "take the bloody shot". We see M writing Bond's obituary - before he comes back to life. Naturally!
The villian this time is 'Silva', played by Javier Bardem (hubby of Penelope Cruz, you may have seen him in No Country For Old Men), while Ralph Fiennes makes an appearance as M's boss, 'Gareth Mallory'. There's also the return of 'Q', the technical genius behind the many 007 gadgets (this role was played by Desmond Llewelyn from 1963-1999 and, after he died in a car crash, by John Cleese from 1999-2002). This time, Q is a younger actor, Ben Whishaw.
In true Bond style, there're also plenty of explosions, including at the MI6 headquarters by the River Thames...and steamy conquests with gorgeous girls.
The premise of the film? Well, very briefly, Bond's loyalty to M is tested when 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. I could tell you more...but then I'd have to kill you.
Like the rest of us, you'll have to wait for Skyfall's release (in NZ, that's 22 November).

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