First Poster for Skyfall Reveals a Classic Touch
05.17.12 by Ryan
There's been plenty of secrecy surrounding Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond movie. What we do know is that Daniel Craig will once again play 007 and that, this time, Bond will see loyalty to M (Judi Dench) tested when her past comes back to haunt her — which could mean anything. We also know that director Sam Mendes (Jarhead) thinks Javier Bardem's character will be considered a "classic Bond villain." After that, the wheels fall off the bus.
Simplistic as it may be, the teaser poster for Skyfall gives a small clue as to what to expect as it depicts Craig walking down the classic gun barrel motif that has been a hallmark of the franchise since it first appeared in the opening credits of 1962's Dr. No. Much like Mendes' description of Bardem's villain, Skyfall may be trying to be more like the James Bond movies of the past and less like the less-traditional reboot of 2006's Casino Royale.
To that end, Craig recently admitted to The Washington Post that Skyfall will implement another classic element of 007's cinematic history: humor. "There is a lightness of touch in the writing, I think, that’s not been as evident in the last two, and I’m very excited about that," said Craig. "I’m so camp in this one, I’ve gone quite far." We're fairly sure Craig is kidding about that, considering the seriousness of his Bond character in past movies. But such is the mystery of Skyfall.
For those hoping to learn more about Skyfall, we can deliver this spoiler (look away if you don't want to know anything): the opening sequence will take place on a train! Some recent "spy" set photos from The Daily Mail and set videos from the Istanbul, Turkey, location reveal Craig hanging from a train as Bond reportedly hunts down some assailants in the movie's opening sequence.
The cast includes Ralph Fiennes as a "government agent" who is "darkly complex"; Naomie Harris as "a field agent" named Eve; Tonia Sotiropoulou as Bond's "girlfriend" (not sure what that means); Helen McCrory as "a British Member of Parliament named Clair Dowar,"; Rory Kinnear, reprising his Quantum of Solace role as Bill Tanner, M's chief of staff; Ben Whishaw as Q; and Albert Finney as "a Foreign Office mandarin with powers over the Secret Intelligence Service." The movie was written by John Logan (The Aviator) and Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale).