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Synopsis and official image from the new 007 film Skyfall

01.16.2012

Sony Pictures has released the synopsis and an official image of Daniel Craig from the upcoming 007 entry, SKYFALL. The synopsis is fairly vague, but gives enough detail to merit some interest, especially in M's character. Read on:

Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) 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.

It sounds like M may have a meatier role in this one, which could be pretty cool. Judi Dench is great in the role, but so far all we really know about M is that she likes fancy clothes and always rides in limo's.

Perhaps this will be like STAR WARS: EPISODE 2 when we finally saw Yoda kick some ass. Only for SKYFALL it'll be a little old English lady with a tidy hairdo and judo chops.

The official image is rather underwhelming as we've seen enough of Craig in a bathing suit. We get it, Craig is in great shape! We don't need an image of his coin slot! Skyfall sails into theaters courtesy of cool gadgets and half naked girls on November 9th, 2012.

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Extra Tidbit: Anyone else a little uneasy about Sam Mendes directing this? I mean, he knows drama (American Beauty, Revolutionary Road), but he's never done anything even close to an action film. What say you?
Source: Collider

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2:04PM on 01/16/2012
Extra tidbit: Not really worried...he did pretty excellent with Road to Perdition. It was a slow burn but had some nice subtle action scenes.
Extra tidbit: Not really worried...he did pretty excellent with Road to Perdition. It was a slow burn but had some nice subtle action scenes.
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2:36PM on 01/16/2012
Jarhead? Road to Perdition? I'm not worried at all.
Jarhead? Road to Perdition? I'm not worried at all.
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2:38PM on 01/16/2012
"The official image is rather underwhelming as we've seen enough of Craig in a bathing suit. We get it, Craig is in great shape! We don't need an image of his coin slot! "

Underwhelming? Well, that depends if you enjoy the sausage, which I, and quite a few of the women and dudes who like dudes do who come across or frequent this site do. Honestly, given this site is saturated with more cheese than beef, respect the other demographic for the fact they have a sex drive, if you please.

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"The official image is rather underwhelming as we've seen enough of Craig in a bathing suit. We get it, Craig is in great shape! We don't need an image of his coin slot! "

Underwhelming? Well, that depends if you enjoy the sausage, which I, and quite a few of the women and dudes who like dudes do who come across or frequent this site do. Honestly, given this site is saturated with more cheese than beef, respect the other demographic for the fact they have a sex drive, if you please.

And it's not about need. It's about WANT. And trust me, for every insecure twit who goes on this site, there is one who enjoys seeing something like that, especially if it belongs to Daniel Craig. So how about you keep that in mind when you made such inane and quite frankly childish comments.
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4:05PM on 01/16/2012
Glad you dig the image. It just feels like such an odd choice of the first image to be released for such a deeply anticipated movie. However, I will not begrudge the "sausage lovers" their imagery and it wasn't meant that way. My feeling is that we've already seen this, so it would be nice to see something new.


Glad you dig the image. It just feels like such an odd choice of the first image to be released for such a deeply anticipated movie. However, I will not begrudge the "sausage lovers" their imagery and it wasn't meant that way. My feeling is that we've already seen this, so it would be nice to see something new.


5:04PM on 01/16/2012
Paul- Thank you for your courage in your reply and thank you for taking the time to explain yourself. Really. You don't get that around these parts.

Sorry if I came off as angry, but as you have probably seen on this site, seeing a half naked, desirable man is like seeing a unicorn- rare, beautiful and all too swift, so when folks like myself see something like that, we are grateful because we know it won't happen again for a while.
Paul- Thank you for your courage in your reply and thank you for taking the time to explain yourself. Really. You don't get that around these parts.

Sorry if I came off as angry, but as you have probably seen on this site, seeing a half naked, desirable man is like seeing a unicorn- rare, beautiful and all too swift, so when folks like myself see something like that, we are grateful because we know it won't happen again for a while.
5:43PM on 01/16/2012
"seeing a half naked, desirable man is like seeing a unicorn etc." Oh dear I totally agree with you ! (:
"seeing a half naked, desirable man is like seeing a unicorn etc." Oh dear I totally agree with you ! (:
2:12PM on 01/16/2012

He's never done anything even close to an action film???

Road To Perdition wasn't close?
Road To Perdition wasn't close?
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4:09PM on 01/16/2012
Jarhead is pretty tame overall and I can't recall any genuine "action" scenes. Perdition is very subtle with little "glimpses" of action. It's a great looking film, but if I was in the mood for an action movie it wouldn't even blip on the radar. It certainly doesn't make me think he should do a Bond film. However, I do dig Mendes work, I'm just not sold on his version of Bond. It's likely all my fears will be put to rest when I see some footage, but you just never can tell. Thanks for
Jarhead is pretty tame overall and I can't recall any genuine "action" scenes. Perdition is very subtle with little "glimpses" of action. It's a great looking film, but if I was in the mood for an action movie it wouldn't even blip on the radar. It certainly doesn't make me think he should do a Bond film. However, I do dig Mendes work, I'm just not sold on his version of Bond. It's likely all my fears will be put to rest when I see some footage, but you just never can tell. Thanks for strikin' back!
6:15PM on 01/16/2012
Well it deals with the mafia so in a way it is kind of close to an action film....Just sayin.
Well it deals with the mafia so in a way it is kind of close to an action film....Just sayin.
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2:30PM on 01/16/2012
No, why the hell would I be worried about one of the best directors in Hollywood making a blockbuster? And why does Road to Perdition always get completley disregarded when people try to discount Mendes' action chops?
No, why the hell would I be worried about one of the best directors in Hollywood making a blockbuster? And why does Road to Perdition always get completley disregarded when people try to discount Mendes' action chops?
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2:39PM on 01/16/2012

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was just gonna say Road to Perdition & Jarhead weren't actionless. not worried but rather excited about this, no way this won't be better than Solace.
was just gonna say Road to Perdition & Jarhead weren't actionless. not worried but rather excited about this, no way this won't be better than Solace.
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1:05AM on 01/17/2012
A good director is a good director. All michael bay does is direct action movies and look how that is working out
A good director is a good director. All michael bay does is direct action movies and look how that is working out
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7:01PM on 01/16/2012
Nice to see you're returning....007.
Nice to see you're returning....007.
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5:16AM on 01/17/2012
These aren't "typical" action films...and Mendes doesn't seem like he'd be a "typical" action film director (obviously)...so, i'll say it'll probably work out nicely...AS LONG AS THE SCRIPT ISN'T COMPLETE DOGSHIT!
These aren't "typical" action films...and Mendes doesn't seem like he'd be a "typical" action film director (obviously)...so, i'll say it'll probably work out nicely...AS LONG AS THE SCRIPT ISN'T COMPLETE DOGSHIT!
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3:36PM on 01/16/2012
Dayum! Daniel Craig is one sexy beast.
Dayum! Daniel Craig is one sexy beast.
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2:35PM on 01/16/2012

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I'm excited for his take on it. Hopefully he'll add a lot of emotional weight to the action as well as the drama.

I don't get where people hear the "On Bond films the action is usually shot by second units". As if to say the producers hire a director who can handle only handle all the drama scenes (because we know that's what most people go to these films for), but God-forbid he's also capable of shooting action. I call bullshit on that claim. First of all, when you shoot big action scenes,
I'm excited for his take on it. Hopefully he'll add a lot of emotional weight to the action as well as the drama.

I don't get where people hear the "On Bond films the action is usually shot by second units". As if to say the producers hire a director who can handle only handle all the drama scenes (because we know that's what most people go to these films for), but God-forbid he's also capable of shooting action. I call bullshit on that claim. First of all, when you shoot big action scenes, a director needs a good second unit (even third units in rare cases) just because there's so much being shot he can't cover it all himself. Second of all, why hire an established, well-respected director with a vision and not have him handle the action? And third, Martin Campbell is an action director and he's done two Bond flicks (2 of the better ones at that). So yeah, "on Bond films they usually have a second unit director handling the action" is just a bunch of crap.
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2:09PM on 01/16/2012
I'm sure Mendes will do fine, after all, most Bond films, the action is handled by second units, let's just hope it's more Casino Royale style vs Solace....
I'm sure Mendes will do fine, after all, most Bond films, the action is handled by second units, let's just hope it's more Casino Royale style vs Solace....
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3:39PM on 01/16/2012

Excited, but...

...I'm just worried it'll be another action-fest, rather than an actual spy movie. I mean, sure, Timothy Dalton's 007 movies had their share of action, but at least there was an espionage-based plot that they followed with (not so much License to Kill, but nevertheless).
...I'm just worried it'll be another action-fest, rather than an actual spy movie. I mean, sure, Timothy Dalton's 007 movies had their share of action, but at least there was an espionage-based plot that they followed with (not so much License to Kill, but nevertheless).
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12:38PM on 01/18/2012

I thought..

..Godzilla is the longest-running movie franchise of all time, with the 1st film having come out in 1954.

Either way, I believe Sam Mendes is capable of making a better movie than QoS. All doubts will be laid to rest soon enough.
..Godzilla is the longest-running movie franchise of all time, with the 1st film having come out in 1954.

Either way, I believe Sam Mendes is capable of making a better movie than QoS. All doubts will be laid to rest soon enough.
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10:38PM on 01/16/2012

like it but....

wish it did not take 5+ years between sequels... that I DO NOT LIKE.
wish it did not take 5+ years between sequels... that I DO NOT LIKE.
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6:17PM on 01/16/2012
So... did they just drop the whole Quantum mass evil guy factory of doom faction within this series?
So... did they just drop the whole Quantum mass evil guy factory of doom faction within this series?
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6:37PM on 01/16/2012
We can only hope.
We can only hope.
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12:08AM on 01/17/2012

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I have said this exact thing on several Skyfall articles on this site. I'm excited for new Bond but Mendes is not an action director. Maybe he'll surprise me, but he's really going to have to drop the pretentiousness if he wants to meet the level of a Martin Campbell or Lee Tamahori.
I have said this exact thing on several Skyfall articles on this site. I'm excited for new Bond but Mendes is not an action director. Maybe he'll surprise me, but he's really going to have to drop the pretentiousness if he wants to meet the level of a Martin Campbell or Lee Tamahori.
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4:18PM on 01/16/2012

Just what we need.

Male ass cleavage. Yecch.
Male ass cleavage. Yecch.
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5:10PM on 01/16/2012
Double standards FTW.
Double standards FTW.
3:08PM on 01/16/2012
I dislike Sam Mendes as a drama director (I find his movies morose and lacking subtext), but his movies are always just gorgeous to look at. So he may actually be the perfect man to direct a James Bond movie.
I dislike Sam Mendes as a drama director (I find his movies morose and lacking subtext), but his movies are always just gorgeous to look at. So he may actually be the perfect man to direct a James Bond movie.
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5:19AM on 01/17/2012
lacking subtext? you're kidding, right? Have you actually seen any of Mendes' films?
lacking subtext? you're kidding, right? Have you actually seen any of Mendes' films?
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