Bond 23: Official title, logo, synopsis & cast revealed

It’s final and it’s official, we have been waiting for a long time to get a title and synopsis. The wait is over because Sony Pictures held a press conference today in London to reveal some important details regarding their next Bond film. The film is going to be directed by Sam Mendes, the man behind American Beauty (1999). And it will be starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, and Judi Dench. Producer Barbara Broccoli,  co-producer Michael G. Wilson and director Sam Mendes were all present at the press conference where Barbara Broccolo and Michael G. Wilson first took their time and revealed the official title of the film. The official title is Skyfall.  And, later during the day Sony confirmed the synopsis which was not announced in the press conference.

Official film 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.

They didn’t reveal  much more about the film except when Mr. Mendes took his time to speak about the film and their plans, he stated that the film will have lots of action. And, Barbara Broccoli also spoke a bit on the title of the film, she said that the title, Skyfall has emotional context which will be revealed in the film. There are some character names that the producers didn’t reveal, for it is possible that some fans may recognize them. I adore the previous two films and now looking forward to this one. We will be posting updates as soon as we obtain more information.

The press conference video:

And, here is the press release:

EON PRODUCTIONS, METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS AND SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

ANNOUNCE 7th NOVEMBER

IS START OF PRODUCTION

FOR 23rd JAMES BOND FILM

“SKYFALL”

LONDON, UK, November 3rd, 2011 – 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 Bérénice Marlohe. The filmmakers also announced Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw.

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.

“We’re so delighted to have Sam Mendes direct SKYFALL and be working once again with Daniel Craig.   We’ve a great script, an extraordinary cast and an incredibly talented creative team for this latest James Bond adventure,” said Wilson and Broccoli.

The Director of Photography is Roger Deakins, a nine-time Oscar® nominee who previously shot the films Jarhead and Revolutionary Road for Mendes.  The Production Designer is Oscar® winner Dennis Gassner, who previously designed Quantum of Solace and collaborated with Mendes on the films Road to Perdition and Jarhead.  The Editor is Stuart Baird, A.C.E., whose many credits include Casino Royale.  Jany Temime, whose many credits include the Harry Potter series, In Bruges, and Children of Men, is the Costume Designer. Action specialist Alexander Witt is the 2nd Unit Director.   Gary Powell is Stunt Co-ordinator, Chris Corbould is SFX Supervisor and Steve Begg is Visual Effects Supervisor, all of whom have worked on previous Bond films.

007 fans can learn more about SKYFALL at the James Bond franchise Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JamesBond007.

Skyfall is set to release on November 9, 2012.