The announcement was made today at a London press conference by producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who confirmed that stars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench will indeed return in the Sam Mendes-directed 23rd James Bond adventure. Also confirmed were actors Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes, who will join the previously announced Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw in the film.
“We’re so delighted to have Sam Mendes direct Skyfall and be working once again with Daniel Craig,” Wilson and Broccoli said in a joint statement. “We’ve a great script, an extraordinary cast and an incredibly talented creative team for this latest James Bond adventure.”
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.” Mmm, tested loyalties and Bond stopping at nothing to save the world?
Sounds like pretty much every other James Bond film. Still, given the track records of all involved and the awesomeness of the last two films, bet on this one being right up there too. Plus, Bardem and Finnes are pretty great actors so that hels elevate things. Let’s hope they both play bad guys.
Filming begins Monday on Skyfall with an opening set for the U.K. and Ireland on Oct. 26, 2012 and Nov. 9, 2012, in North America.