[UPDATE: We've added the U.S. Skyfall trailer! Scroll down to see more of Bond in action]
At Comic-Con 2012 we got new updates on the upcoming 23rd James Bond movie, which is entitled Skyfall. Daniel Craig is back as 007, this time under the direction of Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes and a supporting cast that includes returning players like Judi Dench as Bond's boss, "M," and new additions like Naomie Harris (28 Days Later), Ralph Fiennes, and Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) as the new villain plaguing MI6.
The Skyfall trailer and synopsis have already established that this film will deal with some threat from M's past that comes back to haunt her and Bond - but a new trailer that debuted at the Comic-Con 2012 "IMAX Remix" event has revealed what the nature of that threat will be. Read on if you want to know - but be warned, it could be considered a MINOR SPOILER:
As reported by Total Film, who was on hand for the event:
It turns out that M was responsible for a data drive containing the identities and current locations of every British Intelligence Agent currently operating in the field. Quite a sensitive bit of kit then, and not something you'd want falling into the wrong hands. Except that's exactly what happens…
Naturally, when the classified information gets out, MI6 agents start dropping like flies - presumably resulting in this particularly somber moment, as glimpsed in the Skyfall trailer:
Moreover, this plot development also lends credit to an earlier rumor, which pointed to a sequence in Skyfall where carnage caused by Bardem's assassin character is literally brought to James Bond's doorstep. It would stand to reason that the personal information on Bond that was on M's data drive would give 007's foes everything they would need to infiltrate his life. However, in the Skyfall trailer's sweetest moment (in my humble opinion), Bond reminds us that he's no one's easy target, when he delivers the line, "Some men are coming to kill us, but we're going to kill them first."
SIDE NOTE: this compromised agent story is also the same basic premise of Brian De Palma's first Mission: Impossible film. Take that how you will.
The rest of the new IMAX trailer was said to contain some visually spectacular sequences, including that train sequence we heard about way back when as the film was going into production. Head over to Total Film to learn more. And check back here soon - we'll post the new trailer when it debuts online.
Update: Check out the "domestic" Skyfall trailer:
Skyfall will be in theaters on November 9, 2012.
Source: Total Film