Sony have just shown the first footage from the upcoming James Bond film, SKYFALL. The footage – which came in the form of a teaser trailer – was part of a 45-minute showreel shown at CinemaCon. A detailed description (as posted on ComingSoon.net) can be read below.
Additionally, Sony’s Rory Bruer announced that Her Majesty’s finest would return in 2014 in the follow-up to SKYFALL, James Bond’s 24th cinema outing.
SKYFALL is directed by Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Judi Dench, Naomi Harris, and Ben Whishaw. It arrives in UK cinemas October 2012.
It begins with an interrogation scene, possibly a psych evaluation of Bond as someone is doing a word association game with the agent. At first we hear it as narration over a couple of establishing shots of London, starting with “Country” to which Bond responds “England.” “Gun” is next, with the response being “Shot,” followed by “agent” and “provocateur,” and “murder” to which Bond replies “employment.” By then, we’re into the interrogation room and there are three people behind the glass looking on with Dame Judi Dench’s M and Ralph Fiennes’ Mallory being the most prominent, though we’re not sure who the third person was. (In hindsight, either that third person or the interrogator may have been Albert Finney’s character, but we’re not sure.) When the interrogator says “Skyfall,” Bond doesn’t respond so he says “Skyfall” again and Bond says “Done” and gets up to leave.
From there, we got a lot of quick shots of a lot of different images, many of Bond running or falling, either into water or from some height. We see him on a barge in front of the Macao casino with the giant dragons in the background, which we saw on set a few weeks back, and he’s running through cars in London, presumably part of his chase after Silva. We also saw the briefest shot of the subway car crash that ends that chase.