50 years ago today, the very first James Bond hit the screen as Dr. No premiered in London and now here we are on the cusp of the 23rd entry into the spy series with Skyfall. As the clock struck midnight here in the United States, the fine folks involved with the latest 007 premiered the first complete clip from Sam Mendes‘ blockbuster and as expected, it delivers. Showing how Daniel Crag jumps down into the train as seen in so many of the trailers, we get a glimpse at what looks to be a thrilling setpiece. As you croon out Adele‘s excellent theme song, watch below.
In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M (JUDI DENCH) is tested as her past returns to haunt her. 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.
When Bond’s latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (RALPH FIENNES), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows – aided only by field agent, Eve (NAOMIE HARRIS) – following a trail to the mysterious Silva (JAVIER BARDEM), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.
Javier Bardem, Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Judie Dench, Ben Whishaw, Ola Rapace, Helen McCrory, Tonia Sotiropoulou, and Albert Finney also star in the film, which is set for a stateside release on November 9th, IMAX bow a day before, and UK release a bit earlier on October 26th.