Our Bond fandom is in overload today, as news of a brand new ‘Skyfall’ Trailer was shown at an IMAX Screening at Comic Con. Commanderbond.net has yet to see it, but compiled below is a list of first reactions and descriptions. Thanks to Marketto007, Shrublands and thecasinoroyale for the alert.
San Diego’s Reuben H. Fleet Science Center was, tonight, host to a special “IMAX Remix” Comic-Con press event that, following a montage of 65mm footage with a live soundtrack by DJ Glenn Morrison, previewed, for the first time anywhere, a brand-new trailer for the upcoming ‘Skyfall’. The footage itself will be revealed at IMAX theatres across the country in the weeks to come, but ComingSoon.net was on hand tonight to catch a few of the new plot reveals.
At the start of the trailer, we learn that M (Dame Judi Dench) was responsible for a drive that contains the names and locations of every British Intelligence Agent stationed across the world. That drive has now gone missing.
Following the character’s first image reveal yesterday Ben Wishaw’s Q is seen in action. We watch him meeting Daniel Craig’s 007 for the first time where tells Bond that, with his expertise, he can accomplish more on his laptop in his pajamas in ten minutes than Bond can in the field in an entire year.
There’s lots of actions scenes, including quite a few shots of Bond fighting someone hand-to-hand on the roof of a train car. Later in the trailer, we see the same car being torn apart (while it’s still moving) by a pursuing construction crane.
Of course, there a number of franchise mainstays: we see the classic 007 Walther PPK, the original Aston Martin and we get to hear Craig say, “Bond. James Bond.” along with quick flashes of Naomie Harris’ new Bond girl, Eve.
The trailer begins with Bond (Daniel Craig), wielding his Walther PPK, slowly walking down a hallway towards a room where a man is sitting in a chair. When he finally approaches the man, he discovers that the man in the chair is dead. We see shots of M (Judi Dench) riding in a car and voice-over by Gareth Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), who seems to be speaking with her, says that three months ago she lost a drive that contained a list of every embedded secret agent employed by MI6. And that’s when everything goes into overdrive as we get a glimpse at exactly what “Sam Mendes, Action Director” looks like. The trailer has flashes of the big train sequence that we’ve been hearing about for a while as well as a car chase with Bond in the driver’s seat and Eve (Naomi Harris) in the passenger seat. The first montage ends with Bond and a mysterious villain fighting on top of the train with Eve holding a sniper rifle from a distance and getting ready to take a shot.
When then flash back to MI6 where M is being asked by Gareth where Bond is and she tells him that he is somewhere in the South China Sea. When asked why she doesn’t have better intel on 007’s location, she explains that when you’ve worked with Bond as long as she has you learn that “somewhere in the South China Sea” is as good intel as you’re going to find. And then there’s the trailer’s big reveal: the first appearance of Q (Ben Whishaw). At first Bond is questionable about his new quartermaster, but Q then explains that he can do more with his laptop sitting in his pajamas than Bond can accomplish in his year. When Bond then asks why Q needs him, it’s explained that sometimes a trigger needs to be pulled. For the most part the rest of the trailer is montage, with shots like Bond’s Aston Martin driving through the empty desert, Bond passionately making out with a woman in a shower (it was hard to tell if it was Harris or Bérénice Marlohe) and more insanely huge action set pieces, including the subway crash that was featured in the first trailer, Silva silhouetted with a giant fire burning behind him, and even a scene involving some giant construction equipment. It’s one seriously exciting trailer.
I walked out of the theater more excited for Skyfall than I was before, which is pretty damn impressive considering how excited I was prior to the trailer. The person introducing the trailer did inform us that the trailer will be available online and will be showing exclusively with IMAX screenings in the coming months.
Holy hell, the #IMAXRemix event was pretty insane – DJ’ing to IMAX footage inside a giant dome theater. #Skyfall trailer rocked hard. #sdcc
I have a feeling the train sequence in #Skyfall will top all Bond films. It looks so cool in the new trailer. #sdcc
@imax exclusive #skyfall trailer was awesome….exciting, gripping, and action-packed! Lots of new footage.
Just saw the new Imax trailer for #Skyfall. Lots of new footage, including awesome train-top fisticuffs and a badass Naomie Harris
“@Victor_Lucas: The New Q!!! #Skyfall http://epdaily.tv/al…s-bonds-new-q/” looks like the powers that be are correcting issues w/ 1st 2 Daniel Craig films
1st footage of Ben Whishaw as Q in #Skyfall in @IMAX trailer at #comiccon
New #Skyfall trailer introduces Q as some young nerd who can do more damage on his laptop than Bond can do with his fists and gund.
Just saw #Skyfall @IMAX footage … action, explosions galore. And the classic line is there! “Bond, James Bond” A must-see in IMAX. #SDCC
#IMAXRemix Astonishing! IMAX as Cinerama! And the #skyfall footage…staggering!
Nice! At #imaxremix with J and Tina. #skyfall trailer awesome
Also got our first proper intro to Ben Whishaw’s Q and Bérénice Marlohe’s sinister but sexy Severine. #Skyfall #ComicCon2012
@IMAX #IMAXremix footage was legendary!!! #skyfall exclusive footage was beyond impressive!!! The dark knight who?!
Gerrad Hall @gerradhall
@marketto007 @IMAX Trailer only seen in IMAX…Agent IDs stolen, M under fire, new Q, #Bond on hunt – or being hunted? @TheSevenSees