In a London news conference, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today presented the cast of the 23rd James Bond adventure, which will be called “Skyfall.”
The film will be directed by Sam Mendes and will star Daniel Craig as agent 007 James Bond.
The film, from Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, goes into production on Monday, Nov. 7. The North American release date is Nov. 9, 2012. It will begin its worldwide release in Ireland and the UK on Oct. 26, 2012.
The screenplay for the film is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan. Other cast members at the press conference were Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe. The filmmakers also announced Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw as part of the cast.
The description, according to a news release, is as follows:
“In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M 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.”
- Matt Price