There’s still another six months before fans will have a chance to catch Skyfall, the latest instalment in the James Bond franchise, but Columbia Pictures is wasting no time moving on. Preparation for an untitled James Bond film (which will be the 24th film in the series) has already commenced and it’s expected to be released in 2014.
The studio is on a roll with the franchise and from the looks of it, they plan to keep Bond films coming on a bi-annual basis. It makes sense too not only in terms of momentum but also in terms of their star Daniel Craig. The actor is a hot commodity in Hollywood and let’s face it, he’s only going to be in James Bond shape for so long.
Skyfall, directed by Sam Mendes, is scheduled to hit theaters on November 9th. So far we’ve only seen photos from the film but Columbia is planning on releasing a teaser trailer to play in front of Men in Black III, which comes out on May 25th.
Speaking of the trailer, check out the trailer description below, courtesy of Cinema Blend.
The trailer begins with a shot of Bond (Daniel Craig) from behind looking at the city of London. Then we hear someone in a voice-over say the word “Country” and Bond saying, “England.” It seems he is playing some sort of word association game. We then hear the mystery voice say “Gun” and Bond replies “Shot” as we view a target at the end of a shooting range. We then see that 007 is in an interrogation room where he is being asked the questions and being watched by Ralph Fiennes and some other people through two-way mirrors. The man sitting in front of Bond says “Agent,” and the superspy replies “Provocateur.” As more images flash on the screen the word association game continues: “Murder” “Employment.” The music then drops out as we flash back to the interrogation room and the man running the test says. “Skyfall.” After a pause, Bond says, “Done,” and stands up from the table. Another huge montage begins and we see shots of helicopters, giant fireballs causing a mysterious silhouette, shots of the Shanghai nightlife, Bond is standing over a long row of coffins draped with the flag of England, and a subway car crashing through a tunnel wall with incredible force. As the trailer comes to an end we hear Bond say, “Someone is coming to kill us. We’re going to kill them first.”
From beginning to end the trailer was impressive and had a very slick look to it that we don’t typically see from Mendes’ movies. While it all came in flashes, the movie looks like it is very action packed and tense. As excited as I was for Skyfall going into the presentation, I’m even more excited now.