There is a press conference going on at the moment for the new James Bond film.
It is 50 years to the day that Sean Connery was confirmed to be playing Bond for the first time. Quite a landmark there!
* The film is confirmed to be called ‘Skyfall.’
* The film will be shot at Pinewood, Whitehall in London, China, Istanbul and Scotland.
* Cast List is confirmed. Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Naomi Harris, Ralph Fienes, Javier Bardem, Ben Whishaw, Albert Finney & Bérénice Marlohe.
* Sam Mendes (Director): “I thought the story was fantastic, I love Daniel and Judi. This is an enormous challenge.”
* Bérénice Marlohe will play Severin. Naomie Harris will play a field agent called Eve.
* Mendes calls the script “fantastic” and has all the elements of a Bond movie. To quell rumours, he says, there’ll be lots of action.
* Javier Bardem will play Skyfall’s villain.
* Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli explain that the title Skyfall has “some emotional context”.
* Producer Barbara Broccoli said no one had yet been chosen to write and perform the Bond theme tune.
* Director Sam Mendes says Skyfall “is its own story. It doesn’t connect with the last two movies”.
* The film starts shooting today!
* A documentary is being made to mark the 50th anniversary of James Bond.
* Daniel Craig (on continuing past Bond 23): “If i could do this for a few more years then I’ll be happy.”
* Mendes says that the names of Fiennes, Finney and Whishaw’s characters are withheld because Bond fans might know them. Or they might not.
* Mendes has been put on the spot about directing another Bond movie. “If in six months I’m as excited as I am now, then yes.”
* Marlohe: “I’ve been training to fire guns for the first time in my life. I enjoyed it very much.” There’s palpable bloodlust in the air.
* Harris: “I’ve bene stunt driving and doing yoga three times a week to get into shape, and firing machine guns, which I’ve got a taste for.”
* Bardem says he’s been training his English vowels.
* Mendes says that Bond will go to the ‘wilds of Scotland’.
And that’s everything I believe… If anything else comes up I’ll add it later on 🙂
Excited about the cast? What do you make of the title?