Skyfall Teaser Poster Is Classic Bond In Shades Of Gray

By Katey Rich 2012-05-17 10:24:57discussion comments
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One thing that was repeated over and over on my visit to the set of Skyfall in Istanbul was that the 23rd James Bond film would have the feel of "classic Bond," right down to the setting of Istanbul shared with From Russia With Love. So it makes sense that the first teaser poster for the film, which debuted today at 007.com, would have classic Bond written all over it, with the gun barrel image familiar from every opening credits sequence. Take a look below.



Now compare that the with the teaser poster for Quantum of Solace, which has a similarly minimalist black-and-white vibe, but seems to be going for something a lot more foreboding and barren with the cracked desert landscape. One of the elements of "classic Bond" that producer Barbara Broccoli emphasized was Ian Fleming's wit, and it seems clear that Skyfall will get away from the gloom that defined both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Daniel Craig may still be a craggier, less jokey Bond than the others we've been familiar with, but he's going to be allowed to have a little fun this time around, even as he chases what looks like a terrifying villain in Javier Bardem.

Directed by Sam Mendes, with the masterful Roger Deakins behind the camera as director of photography, Skyfall at least has the technical credits to set it apart from the rest of the franchise. We've got high hopes for the film, which opens on November 9, and though this teaser poster isn't much, it just makes us more hopeful. We'll be able to see a lot more when the first trailer premieres online this Monday, May 21, so keep an eye out for that next.
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