James Bond is Back in the First ‘Skyfall’ Trailer

Published 2 years ago by , Updated May 21st, 2012 at 9:59 am,

As was promised with the unveiling of last week’s teaser poster for Skyfall, an actual trailer for the third movie featuring Daniel Craig as iconic secret agent 007 (in the 23rd James Bond film) is now online.

It turns out the first official theatrical promo for Skyfall is indeed the same cryptic teaser that screened at CinemaCon last month (at the time of writing this) – and the key words here really are “cryptic” and “teaser.”

The last time Craig graced the big screen as Bond, it was in 2008 with Quantum of Solace. Although that film is not considered the worst in the series, it also left many a longtime 007 fan grumbling; the effects of the writers strike – and director Marc Forster’s inexperience with staging action set pieces – were readily apparent in the final product (something even Craig has admitted). It did not help that Solace picks up immediately after the conclusion to the beloved franchise rejuvenator, Casino Royale – welcoming even more (unflattering) comparisons between Craig’s first and second turns as Bond.

Skyfall has the benefit of a smoother production schedule, a cast that includes acting heavyweights like Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes – and a director in Oscar-winner Sam Mendes, who, if nothing else, appears to have a strong grasp on the proper scale of the action required for a good Bond flick.

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Daniel Craig returns as James Bond in 'Skyfall'

The teaser trailer features glimpses of the numerous scenic locales visited by Bond throughout the course of Skyfall‘s running time (Shanghai, Istanbul, London) – interspersed with footage of 007 playing an enigmatic word association game, with Fiennes’ mystery character and 007′s boss M (Dame Judi Dench) watching the unusual “interrogation” from afar. As mentioned before: it’s an overall cryptic tease of events to come, but also one that effectively alludes to the darker (and more personal) nature of Bond’s new mission – wherein his loyalties are put to the test, as he confronts a threat from M’s past.

Based on this early Skyfall footage, Mendes and his production team appear to have crafted one of the most picturesque Bond films ever. [Insert joke about Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and/or Bérénice Marlohe here.] Hopefully, the actual movie will boast the same sophisticated visual style and atmosphere as that featured here – providing good reason for Craig’s term as Bond to continue for several more years.

Skyfall will open in theaters around Europe a couple weeks prior to its U.S. launch date on November 9th, 2012.

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Source: 007.com

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  1. Very happy with that!

  2. Wow, that was vague. I do have the admit the scenery and style looked really good though.

    • As in it actually had some style. That’s what happens when you hire a proper director.
      I love that the story is do focused around London.

  3. Looks awesome! Daniel Craig is the best Bond since Connery.

    • Apart from Dalton and Brosnan, yeah he is.

      :)

      • The opening to Living Daylights is still one of my all time favorites

        • Yeah, it is one of the best pre title sequences, really good job of introducing Dalton as Bond.

  4. Sound was fantastic!

  5. Looks good.

  6. Be looking good :[

  7. I’m amazed how little we know about Silva still, well done on keeping a lid on it 007. Love all the British imagery, all the Union Jack…

  8. Really enjoyed this trailer. Hope this is the proper followup to Casino Royale.

    “Some men are coming to kill us… we’re gonna kill them first.”

    Love it!

  9. Pretty wicked! However I am really missing the Bond theme (Especially a full orchestral version. ).

    • The Bond theme is in there, they snuck it in at the end, listen to it again. The music in general is great, much better than I expected, and I’m sure the real music will be spectacular, especially since Thomas Newman is scoring this one.

  10. Can’t wait for this movie! The trailer looks great, and the remix of the traditional James Bond theme at the end is fantastic!!

  11. The Bond films have been so much better with the recent films Craig joined IMO.

    • I WISH I could say the same as I’ m huge Bond fan. This trailer looks great except for 1 thing: Craig (with that hairstyle and zero charm) looks more like an escaped convict than James Bond… And yes, I actually enjoy him in other movies, but for me, he’s just not Bond… So go ahead – flame me…

      • Ha! Nobody’s gonna flame you, but you should at least try to reserve judgment til the full movie comes out. It’s just a teaser… :)

  12. Please be an actually good film this time.

  13. One of my most anticipated films of the coming year and, having heard Sam Mendes’ plans for it, I think it could be the best Bond movie yet. Wouldn’t be surprised if it made some sort of appearance in Awards season.

  14. When that guy said “Skyfall” I honestly thought Bond was gonna shoot him. I don’t know why I thought that. Craig has the best ‘reserved anger’ face ever.

    • That’s funny, I thought he was going to cry. Interesting…

      Either way, Mr. Craig does an intense cold burn that’s engrossing, it’s not the usual kind of hot anger.

  15. Skryllix bond theme…lol

    • Until I hear a “woob-woob” in it, it isn’t anything like Skrillex.

      I am slightly curious to find out what his take on the James Bond Theme might be, though… I’d probably hate it, but I’m still curious.

  16. Good to see some fans of Daniel Craig on here, it seems at times they’re few and far between! I’m a huge fan of him as Bond, I think he brings exactly the right amount of grit and toughness to the role, which makes him perfect for this time period. He also does well with ladies in terms of charm(in his own way, of course), and looks killer in those Tom Ford suits I’ve seen so far in on-set pictures. I’m really looking forward to this film! “Skyfall…Skyfall…” “DONE.”

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