The Bond world is buzzing. With just a few weeks to go before Skyfall hits cinemas, we’ve seen the launch of film’s promotional campaign, the opening of the most exhaustive exhibition of 007 design, and Activision continually tease fans with a new look at their upcoming videogame, ‘007 Legends’.
We cover all of the above in this issue, but the highlight must be the time we spent with stunt coordinator, Gary Powell, who spoke exclusively to MI6 Confidential about the Skyfall pre-titles sequence. Finally, we have just enough time to celebrate the French Bond girls of the franchise, as Bérénice Marlohe joins their ranks this year.
Featured in this issue:
- Skyfall Action – Exclusive interview with stunt coordinator Gary Powell
- Entente Cordiale – Bérénice Marlohe joins a long list of French Bond Girls
- All About Eve – Naomie Harris plays an MI6 field agent in Skyfall
- 007 Legends – Activision lift the lid on their ambitious new videogame
- 50 Years Of Bond Style At The Barbican – Take a tour of the new exhibition
- Inside The EON Archive – Exclusive interview with Archive Director Meg Simmonds
- Sunspel In 007 Heaven – Recreating James Bond’s iconic shorts
- The Bond Connection – Ex-Special Ops agent Aaron Cohen reveals Haywire’s secrets
About Skyfall – James Bond 23 (2012)
The new Bond movie will star Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Albert Finney and Judi Dench, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. The 007 screenplay will be written by regular James Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, working with John Logan (Gladiator & The Last Samurai). Director of American Beauty and Road To Perdition, Sam Mendes will be directing the new James Bond movie. MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment in a joint statement on 2nd June 2011 announced that “Bond 23″ will go on release in the UK on Friday, 26th October, 2012 and in the USA on 9th November 2012. The first major announcement from EON Productions and Sony Pictures came on 3rd November 2011 in London when the principle cast was announced, along with a rough plot line. In Skyfall, 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.