Director Sam Mendes’ First Videoblog for the New James Bond Film, SKYFALL

     February 22, 2012

Filming is currently underway for the new James Bond film, Skyfall.  Throughout production, director Sam Mendes will be providing videoblogs to provide fans with updates on 007′s latest adventure.  I’m a little baffled when Mendes says that Casino Royale is about Bond being a real man in a real situation, and then turns around and say that reminded him of the Sean Connery movies.  Has he seen those lately?  In You Only Live Twice, Bond convinces people that he’s Japanese.  Connery’s Bond isn’t even as seductive as people tend to think.  Women want to have sex with him before they’ve even met him (see: From Russia with Love).  The Craig movies are almost a complete 180 from Connery’s and there’s nothing wrong with that.  Honestly, it seems like Mendes wants to praise both the last Bond movie people really loved as well as the Connery movies, which people will always love.  Other than that, the videoblog is mainly Mendes saying how excited he is to be directing a James Bond film.

Hit the jump to check out the videoblog, which features some behind-the-scenes footage.  The film stars Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Ben Chaplin, Berenice Marlohe, Helen McCroy, Albert Finney, and Ralph FiennesSkyfall opens November 9th.

Via the official 007 Facebook page.

Here’s the official synopsis for Skyfall:

Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time.  In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M (Judi Dench) 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.




  • Traffick

    Get ready for the artsiest bond movie ever.

    I predict lots of rose pedals falling in slow motion.

  • Lizard King

    Matt, I believe he’s saying Connery was a real man in a real situation because he wasn’t smiling and winking at the camera like Roger Moore after every bad pun, and he wasn’t driving invisible cars through an ice palace while a giant satellite shot lasers at him from space like Pierce Brosnan.

    • Jason

      Actually, I have to say that for once Goldberg makes a good point. Connery in yellow face and actually fooling others into believing that he was Asian is not only insulting but pretty damn far fetched.

      Right up there in far fetched and ridiculous territory as much of the silliness seen in the Roger Moore era.

      • Northern Star

        I’ve always loved Roger Moore as Bond, his films were just right for the time they were made in, people wanted lightness and escapism away from the world’s problems, and not all of his films were “far fetched and ridiculous” – for example, ‘For Your Eyes Only’ was pretty stripped down and gritty at times (including the awesome part where Bond kicks the car off the cliff, with the baddie inside, YEAH BABY!), but I get your point, Jason dude…

        Timothy Dalton should have took over for ‘A View To A Kill’, and that film made more gritty and violent to suit Dalton’s (underrated) more Fleming-esque Bond. But I have faith that Sam Mendes will knock ‘Skyfall’ out of the park, and it will be a real return to form, not that I disliked ‘Quantum of Solace’, but it was no ‘Casino Royale’…

  • Alex

    Agreeing with the above comment, and get over yourself Matt.

  • Ash Talon

    You Only Live Twice was at the tailend of the Connery films. The earlier and more well-regarded Connery films were a bit more grounded. People compare Craig to Connery due to each exuding a certain manliness, believable ferocity, and wryness to their performances. Moore’s films are the most cartoony, and he was certainly the “lightest” of the Bonds.

  • Sam

    Matt buddy seriously Its not Chaplin, its Whishaw. For crying out loud get it right foro once ! X-(