Full press conference video (where nothing of note is actually revealed)
After reviving the James Bond 007 franchise with 2006′s Casino Royale, it seemed that world famous superspy would be destroyed by the one foe he had no hope of defeating, the economy. When MGM announced their financial situation, production on the final part of the Quantum Group (which I took as a less interestingly named version of Spectre) trilogy halted. While QoS was a financial success, many felt that it relied too heavily on the previous movie and was less impressive than Casino Royale. However, nearly all parties were convinced that Daniel Craig shone as James Bond and brought the character to a new generation while paying homage to the long legacy of Ian Fleming’s creation.
Finally, MGM emerged from their situation and production started a fresh. A new script was developed that would deviate from the ongoing story, something that many felt was necessary due to the gap between 2009′s Quantum of Solace and 2012′s Skyfall and the poor reaction to the interconnected plot of the Quantum Group. However, it seems that Skyfall is surrounded in secrecy as the November press conference gave very few details.
Daniel Craig returns for his third outing as James Bond. Joining him will be Javier Bardem as a mysterious villain. The plot is strongly rumored to center on something from M’s past (once again played by Dame Judi Dench). While it is still unclear who Ralph Fiennes will be playing, it has been confirmed that Albert Finney will be featured as M’s boss.
The script was written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the same dup behind previous Bond films; The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. This time they are joined by Gladiator’s John Logan. Several exotic locations have been confirmed such as China, India, and a cataclysmic showdown in Scotland. The trademark Bond vehicle the Aston Martin DB5 has also been seen in the streets of London.
Filming just started at the beginning of November and the 26 October 2012 release date will coincide with Bond’s 50th anniversary on film.