‘Skyfall’ Adele-Themed Trailer & TV Spots: 007 Reporting for Duty

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 3rd, 2014 at 11:58 am,

Adele’s Skyfall theme song is now as integral to the marketing for the 23rd James Bond film as the recurring footage of Daniel Craig as Agent 007, surveying the London cityscape with cool detachment (or busting a train in half before pausing to casually adjust his cufflink).

The superstar singer-songwriter’s hearty vocals serve as audial accompaniment for the latest trailer (and most atmospheric so far) for Skyfall, set to familiar footage of Bond’s metaphorical return from the grave – after plunging off a moving train to what should’ve been a watery death – and subsequent battle with a guileful villain named Raoul Silva (a blonde-haired Javier Bardem).

Much of the same footage reappears in two new television spots for the film, with Judi Dench as ‘M’ informing Craig “We’re under attack, and you know we need you,” in a no-nonsense manner the Oscar-winner has perfected after seventeen years of making Bond movies.

The more we see of Skyfall, the more confidant we are that director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition) truly has found a way to return this franchise to its spectacle-driven and escapist roots – that is, without sacrificing the grounded feel and modern global-political intrigue that defined its last two installments with Craig, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.

Check out those new Skyfall TV spots below:



Skyfall concludes the (unofficial) ‘Bond Begins’ story arc that was introduced with Casino Royale, transitioning Craig from a vulnerable hired gun into a sophisticated government servant with a license to kill – whose conscience associates ‘murder’ with ‘employment’, as shown in the Skyfall teaser.

That sets the stage for the introduction of a young ‘Q’ to supply 007 with the latest in gadgetry (Ben Whishaw), a lovely field agent who may or may not be the new Moneypenny (Naomie Harris), and a new male superior positioned to take up the ‘M’antle (Ralph Fiennes).

Skyfall opens in IMAX theaters a day before it hits regular theaters in the U.S. next month on November 9th.


Source: IGN, SonyPicsUK

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  1. I think that song should have been cut with new footage of the movie and not some trailor that we already saw. Anybody can take a trailor and put a song behind it. This is a Bond movie it should have been done right

  2. Screenrant “Uploader has not made this video available in your country”, any chance you can find a different source ?

      • @ Deerang

        What country are you trying to watch it from? I’m in the U.S. and it’s working fine for me.

        • Don’t worry Sandy I already posted a link that should work in all countries, I got this under control. Oh and basic logic, if a video doesn’t play outside the US then it doesn’t play anywhere else. Much like how Hulo video is run.

          • Thanks Jersey, you’re a diamond.

            • Ah I’m always sparkling like Edward ;)

          • hey dude calm down ! it wonders me that sandy takes your comments as it would be normal to write such things about someones work. you say that sandy is making his/her(sorry sandy i don´t know your sex)work bad, that´s how i did understand it. if it would be me then i would be very pi…d off.

            • For me it’s a matter of common sense, have it or not.

      • Not with that attitude.

      • @Jersey

        Nah, I like that the editors here are nice guys and not d-bags… I’m sure they appreciate your interest anyway. :-)

      • Maybe you should take some English classes first…

        • Talking to Jersey-boy

  3. Anyways my comment on the trailer, music is sucking the movie dry it doesn’t feel right at all. It’s like if it was more of a musical than an action film I was leaning towards. Well for further judgement I will see the film and give my comment. Bond does not fancy my taste these days, I prefer mindless than thoughted action films, mindless tends to be more less predictable.

  4. country restrictions on a damn movie trailer …

    • That trailer links from the IGN Youtube page, so you folks really shouldn’t have any trouble watching it…

      • Hey guess what not all YouTube videos can be watched in every country!

        • Yeah, I’m aware of that, that’s why I was checking to see where people were watching the clip from.

          Please stop trying to get a rise out of me, or anyone else on the site. You can speak your mind about the discussion topic all you want, but we do try and avoid the back-handed personal insults here.

          • Oh I’m sorry, I am often mental excuse my rude manners.

            • oh, and your link don´t play it ,not on my notebook at all. it just links to a site from you tube,but it doesn´t play the clips. mr. jersey schindler.

              • Justin and Sandy.

                Justin : you where kinda rude, but also trying to be helpful, mistakes happen even Screenrant can make mistakes, no point really rubbing it in.

                Sandy : since posting here i have had to draw back my usual posting style due to 2 occasions where a Screenrant writer got very upset when i critiqued his work. So you cannot really freely talk about what you want. I once told a reviewer on IGN to stick his review up his bottom yet he did not feel the need to chime in and make me feel 1cm small in public. I thought that was part of the territory with reviews or articles, that people may disagree.

                Not insulting either of you, just balance to the force.

                • Thanks JerseySchindler !!

                  My comment was not directed at the site btw :)
                  It was directed at IGN that marked their trailer for specific countries. Can’t believe they still do that in this day and age.

                  I did found the trailer pretty good. I really really hope this goes back the quality of Casino Royale !

                • @deerang

                  So the editor on IGN ignoring you is better? Most likely he didn’t even read your comment because they don’t care what you think…

  5. The Skyfall theme is fine and all though I question its staying power.
    I’ve had about my fill already and it’s become ring in the ear inducing.

      • thanks for the link,it works. there were some new scenes in the trailer,too.

  6. I can’t wait for this movie!