As we first heard last week, EON Productions is throwing a press conference in London today to announce the details on Bond 23, now confirmed as being titled Skyfall. Additionally, the event included the film's producers, director Sam Mendes, and cast led by Daniel Craig and Judi Dench returning as M, as well as Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Javier Bardem (as the main villain), Ben Whishaw, Albert Finney and Ralph Fiennes. The movie will be a stand-alone story, co-written by John Logan, Neal Purvis & Robert Wade, and the title, Skyfall, has "some emotional resonance" that we'll understand once we see it.
The big reveal from these kind of press conferences is always the name and the cast, which thanks to news rumors over the last few months, we knew just about all of that information (unconfirmed officially until today) already. As for the character, the only details revealed were that Bérénice Marlohe would be playing a "glamorous, enigmatic character called Severin," while Harris is playing a field agent named Eve, possibly a character that may be involved in some action sequences. No word on the other characters and a rumored Moneypenny wasn't named or mentioned. Additionally, they will finally begin shooting today in London's Whitehall, but don't worry, there will still be "lots of surprises" Mendes promised during the press event.
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