New Skyfall Photo Shows Daniel Craig Contemplating a Swim
01.14.12 by Ryan
Production on the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall, began back in November and already the first official photo from the production has arrived online.
Daniel Craig returns as the infamous Agent 007 in a story that will see Bond's loyalty to M (Judi Dench) tested when her past comes back to haunt her. The new photo seems to have little to do with the movie's plot, as it shows Craig sitting poolside at the London Four Seasons. That is, unless Bond's preference on hotel pools is what tests his loyalty to M.
Details surrounding Skyfall have been kept mostly under wraps, though it is known that Naomie Harris (28 Days Later, Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy) will play "a "field agent" named Eve, Ben Whishaw (The Tempest) will play Q, Albert Finney will reportedly play "a Foreign Office mandarin with powers over the Secret Intelligence Service," while Javier Bardem is set to play the movie's villain.
Ralph Fiennes' character is more a mystery. Cast last February in a reportedly "darkly complex" role, Fiennes recently spoke about his part to the UK's Daily Record, remarking, "I’m allowed to say that I’m a government agent", and then falling silent.
MovieWeb has another theory on Fiennes' role, supplied by a supposed "insider" at Eon Productions, the company that has produced all of the James Bond movies.[WARNING: POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOLLOW] According to their source, Fiennes' role is that of a government agent, one "which we never get a name on, because he is set to play the new M." The source continued to reveal that, with M's past catching up with her, she is forced out of her job and must train Fiennes to take over as the new head of Mi6.
[END SPOILERS]Skyfall was written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale) and John Logan (The Aviator) and is being directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Jarhead). The cast includes Helen McCrory as "a British Member Of Parliament named Clair Dowar," with Rory Kinnear reprising his Quantum of Solace role as Bill Tanner, M's chief of staff, and French model and actress Bérénice Marlohe playing an unspecified "Bond girl" role.