Earlier today, the makers of James Bond held a press conference to announce details of the 23rd Bond film, which we now know will be called “Skyfall.”
The details of said presser have been shared on the official James Bond Twitter account — @007, of course. Here’s what we know:
— Javier Bardem, who owned the Coen Brothers’ “No Country For Old Men” as the menacing Anton Chigurh, will play the “Skyfall” villain. Great news.
— Ben Whishaw, Ralph Fiennes and Albert Finney, all top-notch actors, will be fleshing out the cast.
— Series regulars Dame Judi Dench and Daniel Craig will be back, reprising their roles as M and James Bond, respectively.
— “Skyfall” has its own story, unrelated to the previous two Bond films (“Quantum of Solace” and “Casino Royale”) — the relationship between Dench’s M and Craig’s Bond is more central to the action.
— Shooting begins today, with Sam Mendes (“American Beauty”) directing.
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