James Bond fans finally have something to look forward to as the first official teaser trailer of the British spy series' latest film Skyfall has finally been released. The footage begins with a man interrogating Bond (Daniel Craig), while he quips witty answers in return.
James Bond Daniel Craig smiles for the cameras.
The only time we
see the suave British agent is when he is asked about Skyfall. After much deliberation, he reluctantly says, 'Done' with finality.
Sounds exciting? We thought so, too. What follows is a beat of gun-shots playing in the background, while we see James Bond travelling all across the globe. And we even see a silhouette of who we think is none other than villain Javier Bardem as Silva.
Skyfall, like all other Bond films, promises the usual action, exotic locations, scheming villains and beautiful women. For fans of the original novels by Ian Fleming, there's more: a journey into the troubled psyche of the iconic spy.
Fleming created a secret agent who was sometimes frustrated and ambivalent about his job. Many Bond movies sidestepped the inner demons, showcasing instead a debonair 007 whose exploits were enhanced with gaudy gadgets and special effects.
It is Craig's third portrayal of the spy, and he introduced a darker side to Bond in his earlier roles in 2008's Quantum of Solace in 2008 and Casino Royale in 2006.
Producers are enigmatic about the plot, though they have said the relationship between Bond and M is tested and MI6, the spy agency, comes under attack.
Skyfall includes scenes in London, Scotland, Turkey and China. In Istanbul, the crew filmed scenes with motorcycles at the Grand Bazaar, a covered market that dates to the early Ottoman period. The 1963 Bond movie, From Russia With Love, included scenes in Istanbul. It starred Sean Connery.
Some things about the spy's image on screen (as well as in the books) won't change. Asked to describe Bond's love life in Skyfall, Craig smiled.
"It's very rich," he said. "We're making a Bond movie, so that kind of speaks for itself."
Skyfall has been directed by Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes. Judi Dench returns as spy chief M and the film introduces English actress Naomie Harris as a field agent named Eve and Berenice Marlohe of France as a character named Severine. The film also stars Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem.
Fans lucky enough to attend the Cinema de la Plage event at the Cannes Film Festival will see Bérénice Marlohe introduce the big screen premiere of the trailer tonight, before Sony Pictures makes it available in front of Men In Black III worldwide from May 25th 2012.
Skyfall is due for release on October 26 in Britain and in other locations shortly after that.