Sony shows a 4-minute Skyfall preview; rumors confirmed?

Sony Corp. this week showed a four-minute preview of Skyfall during an event in Spain aimed at executives of movie theater chains, according to a story in the Hollywood Reporter. Berenice Marlohe, one of the Bond women in the film, was part of the proceedings.

Daniel Craig in a Skyfall publicity still


Could the showing be at least a partial confirmation of Internet rumors? A poster on the Commander Bond Web site referenced a friend who saw a four-minute extended trailer but had to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Around the same time, an IMDB.com user claimed to have seen a four-minute trailer without providing details.

On the one hand, it seems quite a coincidence that all three mention a four-minute preview and/or trailer. Perhaps it’s not much of a stretch that Sony would also seek audience reaction while pressing those in attendance to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

On the other hand, could most people remember virtually every shot, as IMDB.com user tom-sudddd suggests he was able to do so? Also, that account includes this:

M SHOOTING A GUN! I think it was the P99!

M? Judi Dench? Judi Dench shooting a Walther P 99?

Well, there was a publicity still of Ralph Fiennes as Mallory (who may or may not take over as M) shooting a sizeable handgun.

We’ll stick with our caveat emptor of a previous post for now. But the timing of the Internet tidbits about a four-minute extended trailer/preview is interesting.

Rumors surface about extended Skyfall teaser

Caveat emptor: IMDB.com user tom-sudddd claims to have seen an extended Skyfall trailer that’s about four minutes long.

You can read the full post BY CLICKING HERE. A sampling (spoiler alert, if true):

The title bit is amazing! Bond turns and shoots at the screen, wearing a suit. A gunbarrel forms around him and spins. Bond walks slowly toward us, with his gun at his side, through the gunbarrel (like the teaser poster)

The dialogue, i can’t remember much of, it all went over me. There’s bits and pieces of it. Bond introduces himself though! “Bond James Bond.” I think he’s saying it to Bardem. The music is about 3 minutes worth of that electronic Bond theme from the teaser, new mix then it turns into a fully orchestral Bond theme. It sounded very nice.

There’s also a long list of shots, where the poster says he saw Ben Whishaw as Q, Javier Bardem as villain Silva and a gimmicked up Aston Martin DB5, plus more shots of stars Daniel Craig and Judi Dench.

No details about where, or how, tom-sudddd managed to see this extended trailer. A day before, a poster on the Commander Bond Web site says a friend in Berlin saw an extended trailer but had to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

Meanwhile, bear in mind, that another IMDB.com user, calling herself Liz, earlier this year posted a description that, in retrospect, didn’t sound that close to the teaser trailer that emerged in May. Also, final movie trailers tend to run about 2:30, not four minutes.

So we go back to how this post began: caveat emptor.