Thursday, November 10, 2011

James Bond 23's official title, synopsis, and cast revealed

EON Productions, MGM and Sony Pictures have officially announced this week the start of production for the 23rd James Bond movie, along with the title of the newest chapter in the James Bond franchise: "SKYFALL" Co-producer Barbara Broccoli said that the title "has some emotional context which will be revealed in the film"

The synopsis for "SKYFALL" has also been released: "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."

SKYFALL stars primarily Daniel Craig as the iconic secret agent, and Dame Judi Dench as the Intelligence Chief known as "M". They are joined by Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) who will be the film's main villain, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Ola Rapace, and Ralph Fiennes (Harry Potter, Schindler's List), who is rumored to play a 're-imagined Ernst Stavro Blofeld'.

It has been lately revealed and corrected that Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Carribean), who was earlier reported as the actress who will fill up the role of Miss Moneypenny, is now reportedly going to play the role of a field agent known as "Eve". The other Bond girl that was named was French actress and model Bérénice Marlohe.

It has also been revealed that 'Skyfall' won't follow the storyline of the previous two Bond films, which I'm hoping will not be entirely true, because the previous two Bond movies has established an existing villain which has yet to be resolved and yet to have its closure. When the "new" Bond (with Daniel Craig) was initially set out to be made, it has been made clear that the initial three chapters will follow a series that will see Bond go through a metamorphosis of character into the James Bond we all know, meaning the reboot process of the movie is not contained in "Casino Roayle" alone, but will go through at least 2 more chapters.

But all looking back on the optimistic side, SKYFALL is going to be directed by Academy Award winner Sam Mendes, and is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan, and is expected to be a much more stronger movie than "Quantum of Solace" which was not as impressive as the prvious movie (or is it just that "casino Royale" set the bar up too high?). Production starts this week. SKYFALL is set to be released October 26, 2012.

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