James Bond 23 is ‘SKYFALL’ official plot & cast details announced, logo revealed!

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As announced last night this morning Eon Productions/Sony Pictures held a press conference (which went live via twitter too) to announce principal photography for the film, along with the James Bond 23  film’s name, cast and plot details.

Some of the details we already knew like Sam Mendes directing  with  Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan all writing the script. Daniel Craig is back for his 3rd of 4 contracted films as 007 with  Dame Judi Dench as M with Javeir Bardem confirmed as the bad guy (will he have a scar or deformity like the baddies pre Quantum of Solace?) with Ralph Feinnes ,Berenice Marlohe,  Albert Finney , Ben Whishaw and Naomie Harris who is not playing Miss Moneypenny as rumoured but Agent Eve. The other cast only Bernice Marlohe characters name has been confirmed as Severin, the other characters have been kept a secret as there’s a possibility Bond fans may recognise them so is it only friends and foes returning? .

The other big reveal is the confirmation that SKYFALL is the title of the film which has been rumoured for weeks now the film to start official filming (principal photography today) Monday 7th November. Below is the films official logo treatment along with the official press release which has the film’s short but sweet synopsis.

LONDON, UK, November 3rd, 2011 – Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today presented the cast of the 23rd James Bond adventure, entitled SKYFALL.  The film, from Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his third film as James Bond 007.  The screenplay is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.  SKYFALL, which goes into production on Monday, November 7th, will begin its worldwide roll-out in the UK and Ireland on October 26th 2012 and in North America on November 9th 2012.

Joining Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli and Director Sam Mendes were members of the cast of SKYFALL, including: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris and Bérénice Marlohe. The filmmakers also announced Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw.

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.

We’re so delighted to have Sam Mendes direct SKYFALL and be working once again with Daniel Craig.   We’ve a great script, an extraordinary cast and an incredibly talented creative team for this latest James Bond adventure,” said Wilson and Broccoli.

The Director of Photography is Roger Deakins, a nine-time Oscar® nominee who previously shot the films Jarhead and Revolutionary Road for Mendes.  The Production Designer is Oscar® winner Dennis Gassner, who previously designed Quantum of Solace and collaborated with Mendes on the films Road to Perdition and Jarhead.  The Editor is Stuart Baird, A.C.E., whose many credits include Casino Royale. Jany Temime, whose many credits include the Harry Potter series, In Bruges, and Children of Men, is the Costume Designer. Action specialist Alexander Witt is the 2nd Unit Director.   Gary Powell is Stunt Co-ordinator, Chris Corbould is SFX Supervisor and Steve Begg is Visual Effects Supervisor, all of whom have worked on previous Bond films.

007 fans can learn more about SKYFALL at the James Bond franchise Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JamesBond007.