Thursday, November 03, 2011

Craig Returns for 'Bond 23' : "Skyfall"

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli report that the 23rd "James Bond" feature, "Skyfall", from Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes ("Road To Perdition"), starring Daniel Craig, who returns for his third film as 'James Bond 007'.

Based on a screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan, "Skyfall" starts shooting Monday, November 7th, and will begin its worldwide roll-out in the UK and Ireland, October 26th 2012 and in North America, November 9th 2012.

" '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..."

Cast also includes Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw.

DP for "Skyfall" is Roger Deakins, a nine-time Oscar nominee who previously shot the films "Jarhead" and "Revolutionary Road" for director Mendes, production designer is Oscar winner Dennis Gassner ("Road To Perdition") and editor is Stuart Baird, A.C.E. ("Casino Royale").

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