New Skyfall Featurette Focuses on Daniel "007" Craig's Wardrobe
06.09.12 by BJSprecher
Whenever a new movie featuring an iconic fictional character goes into production, you can count on dedicated fans of the character to scrutinize every little detail. During production on Guy Ritchie's first Sherlock Holmes movie, the internet was rife with criticism about everything from the casting of American Robert Downey, Jr. as the English detective, right on down to the fact that Ritchie's Holmes sported a well-worn fedora instead of a deerstalker. And, when the first still image of Henry Cavill as Superman in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel was released, the fan community was up in arms over the fact that the new Superman costume ditched the red briefs.
Similarly, fans of Ian Fleming's classic British spy, James Bond, have kept director Sam Mendes' Skyfall under their microscope of scrutiny since the get-go. While most die-hard fans have finally stopped complaining that Daniel Craig is too "rugged" to play Bond, many of them had a major problem with Bond swapping his trademark martini for a Heineken in Skyfall, even if it was only "a sip of the brew...in one scene." In the latest featurette promoting Skyfall, costume designer Jany Temime admits that it was "quite difficult" to design Bond's suits because of the level of scrutiny that "such an iconic figure" generates. For those of you who are excited about Skyfall, but couldn't care less what Craig will be wearing as Bond, the featurette also offers some revealing behind-the-scenes footage of the movie being filmed.
Skyfall was written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, and John Logan. The cast includes Dame Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Albert Finney, Helen McCrory, Rory Kinnear, and Bérénice Marlohe.