Friday, September 21, 2012
Directed by Sam Mendes
Produced by Michael G. Wilson/ Barbara Broccoli
Written by John Logan/ Neal Purvis/ Robert Wade/
Based on James Bond by Ian Fleming
Starring Daniel Craig/ Javier Bardem / Ralph Fiennes / Naomie Harris/ Bérénice Marlohe/ Albert Finney/ Judi Dench
Running time 145 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Budget $150 million
Skyfall is the upcoming twenty-third spy film in the James Bond series, produced by Eon Productions for MGM, Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment. It features Daniel Craig's third performance as James Bond and Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the film's villain. The film was directed by Sam Mendes and written by John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
Mendes was approached after the release of Quantum of Solace. During development of the film, production was suspended and original screenwriter Peter Morgan left the project due to MGM's financial troubles. Pre-production resumed in December 2010. Logan, Purvis and Wade wrote the final version of the script, incorporating Morgan's ideas in it. Filming began in November 2011, and primarily took place in England, China, Scotland and Turkey.
Skyfall is due to have its premiere on 23 October 2012 and be released in the United Kingdom on 26 October 2012; it will be the first James Bond film to be released in IMAX venues. The film's release will coincide with the franchise's 50th anniversary, which began with Dr. No in 1962.