Check out the latest pictures of Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem as seen on the set of the upcoming James Bond Skyfall film. The 23rd official film in the franchise pits Craig’s Bond against Bardem’s yet to be identified villian (rumor has it he is named “Silva”). The film is set to release the 9th of November this year. After almost four years without a Bond film, Craig’s interpretation of the lethal spy will be seen again! The film would have been in production sooner had it not been for financial troubles at MGM.
In a nutshell, Bond finds his loyalty to M tested by things he discovers from her past. MI6 comes under attack (which possibly explains why Villain X (Bardem) is disguised as a London police officer) and Bond finds himself in a fight for his life to protect his employer. Sounds like a lot of intrigue and duplicity. We can’t wait.
There are additional pictures on the JustJared.com blog.
Check out British director Sam Mendes’ first videoblog of Skyfall.
Here’s a short list of the films Sam Mendes has directed. All have been favorably reviewed. Road to Perdition is our favorite of the bunch.
Away We Go (2009) : A romantic comedy/drama about a couple that is expecting a new baby. They venture across the country looking for a place to establish the perfect nest for their growing family. The film has sort of a Bohemian feel to it. Maya Rudolph, John Krasinski.
Revolutionary Road (2008) : A dramatic romance film about a couple with two boys in the 1950s that find suburban life is wearing thin. They need a shake-up and decide to move to Paris to reinvigorate their lives. Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Jarhead (2005) : A war-based thriller/drama about a Marine that has an awakening during the first Gulf War after seeing disturbing events and the destruction of humanity and material. Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Peter Sarsgaard.
Road to Perdition (2002) : A drama/thriller set in the 1920s, the film is about family and betrayal in bootlegging industry. A hitman’s family has been targeted and he manages to escape with only his son. He sets out to protect him at all costs and take revenge for his wife and other son. Paul Newman, Tom Hanks (and Daniel Craig in a minor part, interestingly).
American Beauty (1999) : A drama about suburbanites becoming unravelled. As the realities of their shallowness and socially-accepted degeneracy unfolds, epiphanies (some pleasant, some not) abound. Annette Bening, Kevin Spacey