Eon says Bond 23 title is Skyfall, confirms other reports

Today’s Eon Productions news conference confirmed most of the major reports about the film, including the title being Skyfall.

First the title. From the Twitter feed:

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Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli explain that the title Skyfall has “some emotional context”.

The title was originally disclosed by the Fusible Web site.

The cast does include Judi Dench (she had announced it her self but Eon hadn’t confirmed until today), Javier Bardem (same status as Dench), Berenice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Wishaw. One thing not correct: Naomie Harris, according to the 007 Twitter feed, “will play a field agent called Eve.” Could she be the film’s sacrifcial lamb? (That’s an actual question, so don’t accuse of rumor mongering).

In THIS POST, we provided a list of where the reports and where they originated. One stumble, it appears, was a Daily Mail report that said Naomie Harris would play Miss Moneypenny. Unless, of course, we find out Eve is Moneypenny’s first name.

We haven’t seen any pictures yet, and none of the Twitter feeds (we’re following several) mention whether star Daniel Craig is wearing a beard. More later. REVISED UPDATE: Our friends at the James Bond Dossier had advised Craig didn’t have a beard at the news conference. But someone attending the event said Craig had a very thin beard. So the report about Bond having a beard may be accurate.

UPDATE: The Bond 23 press release is online and you can read it BY CLICKING HERE. An excerpt:

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.

There are also some crew announcements, including Roger Deakins as director of photography and Stuart Baird as editor. No mention of a composer. So the question of whether David Arnold returns or is replaced is still open.

UPDATE: Here’s David Arnold on his Twitter feed

DavidGArnold DavidGArnold
For those asking about Bond 23 and my involvement in it I dont have any news.they’ll announce something when they have something to announce

9 Responses

  1. No beard. I tweeted it @007dossier 🙂

  2. To summarize: Doesn’t have an Ian Fleming title; again, another test of James Bond’s loyalty; and, wait for it: “emotional context.”

    Am I the only one who’s worried here? Seriously worried.

  3. @m: Thanks kindly. We’ve updated and credited you with supplying us with the information.

  4. If you click on the link at the press release page for the official movie website you get the facebook page. Presumably there will be no free-standing website, as in movies past.

  5. Thanks… MI6 is reporting he DID have a beard, didn’t look like it from what I was watching… sorry!

  6. @m: We updated post. Based on someone who was there, it’s a “thin” beard, evidently not as long as it was during the Tintin premier.

  7. Yeah, well, definitely “sorta” beard: Channeling Jed Clampett, perhaps?

  8. The internet got the title right? I am shocked, I tell you, shocked.

  9. The internet didn’t get it right. The internet was merely the method for conveying the information. The trick is to figure out which outlet is reliable. That’s not always easy.

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