I cannot remember being more excited for a James Bond movie than I am for Sam Mendes’ Skyfall, set to be released this Fall. Not only do I find Mendes a dynamic and exciting choice to direct an installment in the 50-year old franchise, but his lengthy A-list of cast and crew members should make the experience a memorable one.
Daniel Craig will be reprising his role as the elusive MI-6 agent with a supporting cast that includes Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Javier Bardem, and of course Judi Dench. The script for the film is penned by Closer playwright Patrick Marber, with additional screenplay credits for Hugo/Rango‘s John Logan and Bond regulars Neal Purvis and Robert Wade. However, the addition that I am most excited about is legendary cinematographer and ubiquitous Oscar snubee Roger Deakins.
The first teaser trailer for Skyfall premiered today, courtesy of Film School Rejects, and despite some rather quick editing, there is already evidence of Deakins’ work. There are some magnificently framed shots depicting Bond falling down what appears to be an elevator shaft or starting contemplatively at an open field (despite less activity, often the latter type of shot has more meaning). If the movie is successful with critics, maybe it will finally earn Deakins his first Oscar? Probably not.
Check out the teaser trailer below and please share your thoughts in the comments!
Skyfall will be in theatres in the U.S. on November 9, 2012.