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Bond film called Skyfall


The title of the 23rd James Bond film has been confirmed as Skyfall.


The latest 007 adventure will star Daniel Craig for the third time. Leading ladies have been confirmed as French actress Berenice Marlohe and Naomie Harris.


Skyfall is being directed by Sam Mendes, who won an Oscar for 1999's American Beauty.


Mendes said the storyline will take the secret agent to London, China, Turkey and Scotland.


The movie, which sees the return of Dame Judi Dench as M, will also star Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Javier Bardem - as the villain of the piece.


It will be released in the UK on 26 October 2012.


Much speculation about the new film has focused on what Mendes will bring to the franchise, with some suggesting he will tone down - or even abandon altogether - the action sequences.


But the director denied that this was the case. He told reporters in London that the "fantastic script" had "all the elements of a classic Bond movie, including - to quell any rumours - lots of action".


When asked what fans could expect from the latest film, he added: "The movie will reveal everything, and there's lots of surprises."


Producer Barbara Broccoli said no one had yet been chosen to write and perfom the Bond theme tune.


Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the first Bond movie, 1962's Dr No.


James Bond is one of the longest-running franchises in film history, but Bond 23 will mark the end of a four year gap.


The last 007 outing was in 2008's Quantum of Solace, directed by Marc Forster.


Work on the 23rd film was suspended in April 2010 because of uncertainty over the company's future.


The franchise had been on hold amid financial troubles, with MGM filing for bankruptcy protection last November.


A rescue deal and restructuring plan put US firm Spyglass Entertainment at the helm of MGM, which had struggled due to several box office flops and a DVD sales slump.


Producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and MGM have said production for the next Bond will begin in late 2011.


Craig - who made his Bond debut in Casino Royale in 2006 - is the sixth actor to play the British secret agent in the official Bond series. Sir Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan preceded him in the iconic role.


Casino Royale, was the most successful instalment in the franchise's 49-year history, making $594m (£385m) worldwide.



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LISTEN: Adele's James Bond Theme Tune 'Skyfall' Debuts


The wait is over! Yes Adele's theme tune for the forthcoming James Bond film 'Skyfall' has finally debuted online this morning and it was certainly worth the wait.


The theme tune received its first airplay at 0:07 BST during the Capital FM Late Show with Will Cozens and has been trending on Twitter worldwide this morning (October 5).


Following the release 'Skyfall' fans have praised Adele and the track, hailing it as 'one of the best' Bond themes of all time.


Fans praised the track,with one tweeting:"A Perfect homage to the classic Bond era - 50 years to the day Dr. No was released, and I couldn't be happier with what Adele has contributed to the Bond legacy - good on ya girl!''


Another added: ''That voice is probably the best around right now.. It goes right through you.. This is the perfect Bond song.. It has Bond written all over it.''


Others praised Adele against previous Bond themes, saying: ''So much better than than Alicia Keyes and Jack Whites theme! An instant classic!''


[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HKoqNJtMTQ]ADELE - Skyfall - YouTube[/ame]


'Skyfall', was produced by Paul Epworth, who worked on Adele's award-winning album 21 along with the likes of Friendly Fires, Florence & The Machine and Lana Del Rey.


Speaking about the song 'Skyfall', Adele admitted that she was initially hesitant about recording the theme .


"I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall," Adele said in a statement to announce the song.


"There's a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song. "But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no brainer to do it in the end.


"I'll be backcombing my hair when I'm 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day I'm sure!"


Today, October 5, marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No, and thus the James Bond film franchise, and will be celebrated as Global James Bond Day.




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Kitchen sink pop. Better than the last few bond themes, but that wasn't hard to do


That one by Jack White and Alicia Keys for Quantum of Solace was terrible but I really loved Chris Cornell's You Know My Name for Casino Royale. One of the best Bond themes for what I think is the best Bond film of them all. Judging by some of the reviews it seems that Skyfall is definitely a return to form after the dodgy Quantum of Solace. Still Quantum of Solace a lot more bearable than the awful, cheap and tacky Pierce Brosnan films. What a sleazeball James Bond was then!

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