Attention, James Bond fans... Though we knew it was in the works, it was nevertheless exciting to hear, via a news conference earlier today in London, that the 23rd James Bond film is about to go into production!
Entitled SKYFALL, the film will star Daniel Craig as James Bond (returning for his third appearance as the suave secret agent), and will be directed by Academy Award winning director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition). The movie will be released in the United Kingdom and Ireland on October 26, 2012 and in North America on November 9, 2012.
Pictured above during today's news conference is Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench, Daniel Craig, and Sam Mendes. Mr. Bardem will be a primary villain in the film, Ms. Harris will play a "field agent", and Judi Dench will return as "M". Ralph Fiennes and Albert Finney were also announced as participants in the film, though they didn't appear at the news conference. Wow, some cast, huh?
A tantalizing plot description was also communicated to the media at the event: 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.
Sounds intriguing... next November should be a lot of fun!