I’m not normally one to get excited about trailers, and I very rarely write about them but as a fan of Bond movies I couldn’t help myself.
So what is Skyfall? Not a clue! What do we learn from the trailer? Not a lot! Ther is no sign of Albert Finney or Javier Bardem and only a brief glimpse of someone who could be Bérénice Marlohe. What we do get is this:
Bond is having some kind of evaluation we see (what appears to be) flashbacks of a mission. The evaluation is observed by M (Judi Dench) and Mallory (Ralph Fiennes) (who the hell is Mallory? I got the name from IMDB). Bond walks out and we get a series of brief images including a row of coffins draped in Union Flags, is this the result of the rumoured attack on MI6? Eve (Naomie Harris) shaves Bond with a straight razor in an intimate looking scene. Most of the shots are too brief that it is possible to make out what is going on without context, a terrorist attack? Then we see Bond and M (and Bond’s DB5) looking off into the distance in what looks like the Scottish Highlands. A burning building, Skyfall Manor? Then we get the killer line: “Some men are coming to kill us. We’re going to kill them first”.
Skyfall will be released in the UK on 26th October, mainland Europe 1st November and North America 6th November. We get it fist for once!