Magazine article Screen International

Skyfall Teaser Lands

Magazine article Screen International

Skyfall Teaser Lands

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Screen surveys the first teaser of Bond 23.

Looking moodily magnificent, this morning saw the arrival of the first teaser of Daniel Craig's third Bond outing Skyfall.

Opening with a voiceover of an word association game - Bond wrily responds to "agent" with "provocateur" - it cuts to the scene in question as Bond responds to a ice-cold stare to the titular word...and no one can do a blank, hard-faced stare like Craig can with his piercing blue eyes.

For all the talk of returning to the Bonds of old, Sam Mendes' Skyfall seems set to continue in the gritty footsteps of Casino Royale and Quantum Of Solace with the teaser throwing up a number of foreboding scenes, not least M looking over a row of coffins draped in Union Jacks flags.

That's not to say the Bond elements are there; it's basically a check list in the form of a teaser. …

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