Here are some of the interesting details from the latest Bond film, now entitled Skyfall…
|Cast of Skyfall (Bond 23)|
The Plot, "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."
Naomie Harris will play a field agent called Eve. To prepare for the role she's been doing yoga three times a week and taking courses in stunt driving, as well as firing lots of machine guns, to which she's taken quite a liking. Harris had long been rumoured to be playing Moneypenny, M's coquettish secretary. But the character's first name was never specified in any of the novels or films, so could Harris still be playing Moneypenny before she sat behind a desk?
Skyfall will not feature Quantum, the shady criminal organization that has been manipulating events in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Mendes firmly stated that Skyfall is not directly connected to Craig's previous Bond movies, and that the Quantum organization won't be returning.
There was a reassuring refrain uttered throughout the press conference: There would be no shortage of action. It's almost as if they were preempting any anxiety surrounding the appointment of Sam Mendes, given his relative inexperience with blockbuster action and background in the theatre. Despite assembling a stellar cast of award winners, Mendes said that his objective wasn't to win an Oscar, stating that "Bond is for the audience and only for the audience."
The director added that "action needs to coexist with the drama."