Sony Pictures debuted the first teaser trailer for the next James Bond movie Skyfall at CinemaCon last night.
Spoilers below if you are waiting to watch the trailer for yourselves. We imagine the trailer will be attached to US (and possibly UK prints) of The Avengers and will be online at the beginning of May.
Reports are that the trailer begins with an interrogation scene/MI:6 evaluation of Bond in the form of a word association game. We hear the dialogue over establishing shots of London which begins with “Country” and Bond answers “England”. “Gun” is next and Bond says “Shot”, “Agent, Provocateur, Murder” is “Employment”.
Now we find ourselves in the interrogation room and Judi Dench’s M, Ralph Fiennes’ Mallory and possibly Albert Finney’s character (though some write-ups aren’t so sure given that no clear shot is ever shown of the third character) are looking behind the glass at Bond as he speaks. The unseen interrogator finally comes to “Skyfall” and Bond answers “Done” and leaves.
A montage of quick shots play, mostly from the action scenes we can expect in the film. We see Bond running through traffic in London, falling from height or into water, in-danger, just being Bond-like. There’s also a shot of him in front of the Macao casino that set images were leaked of recently and a look at the Subway car crash that ends that shot.
The trailer ends with Bond saying; “Some men are coming to kill us. We’ve got to kill them first.”
Conspicuous by his absent was Javier Bardem’s villain who was nowhere to be seen, and few very shots of Naomie Harris and Berenice Marlohe.
The footage played as part of Sony’s 45-minute sizzle reel of footage for their 2012 film line-up during which Sony’s President of Worldwide Distribution Rory Bruer revealed that James Bond would return with his 24th official movie in 2014. So it looks like we are back to a Bond movie every two years, which lives up to the reports last year that Sony were looking to crank out Bond movies as quickly as they could with Daniel Craig this decade, desperate not to have the four-year gap between Quantum of Solace and Skyfall again.
To be directed by Sam Mendes, Skyfall will open October 26th (UK) and November 9th (US).
This article was first posted on April 26, 2012