Monday, May 21, 2012

007 Returns! First Look at Skyfall

It's been four long years now since James Bond last graced movie screens in Quantum of Solace -- a movie I seemed to like far more than most people. That's a span that seems interminable given the usual two-year turnaround between movies, but it's also not as long as could well have ended up being, given all the drama surrounding home studio MGM. And if this first look at November's Skyfall, the intrepid agent's 23rd official movie adventure, is anything to go by, the wait appears to have been worth it.

The film reunites star Daniel Craig, second in my mind only to Sean Connery, with director Sam Mendes, who previously worked with the actor on 2002's Road to Perdition, and the helmer has clearly imbued the project with a fairly distinct visual style for the Bond series. The assemblage doesn't do much to telegraph the plot (or offer a glimpse of Javier Bardem as the villain), but we do see Ralph Fiennes as an administrative-type who early scuttlebutt has taking on a fairly important role in the series. We also get plenty of Daniel Craig punchy-hurty to show he hasn't slowed his step. Catch the video after the jump. It's short, sweet, and the message is clear: James Bond is almost back.

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