With all the massive genre films being released this year, you could easily forget that James Bond’s 25th adventure is just 6 months away. You can forget, I mean, but not me. No, I am a devout 007 fanboy.
So you can imagine my joyful surprise (there may have been a yelp or two. I apologize) to discover this morning that MGM have not only released the first, really great looking poster for Skyfall, but have also given us some exciting news about the trailer.
The James Bond series has always had very iconic posters (the gravity defying one for You Only Live Twice has always been my favourite), but since the 2006 reboot with Casino Royale, the posters have been very… well, bland. Despite the crazy amount of explosive scenes to choose from, they always just seem to have Daniel Craig walking somewhere. This is James Bond, not Pepe LePew! He doesn’t just walk you down!
And now we once again get a “walking” shot for this poster, but what makes this different is that somebody put a bit of thought into it. The shot is immediately evocative of the classic gun barrel motif always employed in the series’ opening credits, but look closer and you’ll notice that Bond is actually taking his leisurely stroll down a tunnel. Specifically the tunnels beneath London, where it is said a huge action sequence takes place.
Besides for this instant classic poster, MGM also revealed that in just three days time, on Monday morning at 08:30 British time (about 07:30 for us) we’ll be getting our first proper look at first time Bond director Sam Mendes’ first outing, when the first trailer will be released. You can bet your shaken not stirred martinis that I’ll have that up here as soon as it drops.
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.
Last Updated: May 18, 2012