alt=Skyfall align=right src="http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/HTEditImages/Images/skyfall-first-look.jpg">To celebrate the franchise’s 50th birthday this year (12), officials at this month’s (May12) French film festival will screen 007’s debut cinema outing along with its follow-up From Russia with Love, George Lazenby’s sole turn as the spy in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Sean Connery’s swansong in 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever, and current Bond star Daniel Craig’s debut in Casino Royale.
The films, which have all been digitally enhanced, will be shown free to the public at an outdoor theatre on Cannes Beach. The screenings mark the start of a year-long series of global events celebrating the franchise’s anniversary.
“The screenings in Cannes mark a year-long celebration, including a return to theatres worldwide of some of the classic Bond films,” the Daily Express quoted MGM and Sony executives as saying in a joint statement. (ANI)