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  25 February 2013
Skyfall win two Oscars including Best Original Song!
Adele wins Oscar for Skyfall

25 February 2013 - Los Angeles
Adele has won the Oscar for Best Original Song for Skyfall, the first Academy Award presented to a James Bond film in 47 years.

Skyfall, which failed to top the official UK singles chart, also becomes the first Bond theme to win an Oscar. Co-writer Adele had earlier given her first ever live performance of the 23rd Bond song in front of a packed Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Skyfall was also joint winner in the sound editing category (a rare tie shared with Zero Dark Thirty), with the award being presented to Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers.

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  16 February 2013
Skyfall honoured at the 2013 BAFTAs

Skyfall director Sam Mendes with co-producer Barbara Broccoli

10 February 2013 - London
At the BAFTA ceremony held at London's Royal Opera House, Skyfall was presented with two awards. The first was for Outstanding British Film; director Sam Mendes, writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli were on hand to receive the award.

Later in the ceremony, Composer Thomas Newman was honoured for his Skyfall score.

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  26 January 2013
Skyfall Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD dates announced
Skyfall Blu-ray
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Skyfall DVD Only

Skyfall , the highest grossing Bond film of all time, will be released on Digital HD on February 5th 2013 across all digital stores, including Amazon, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, VUDU and Xbox Live.

The Skyfall Blu-ray and DVD will follow on February 12th in North America, and February 18th in the United Kingdom, with additional international markets to follow through March.

Special Features: Blu-ray
• Intro

• Opening Sequence - The Death of Bond

• Title Sequence - Working The Titles 
• 007 - The Return of James Bond

• Q - Back to Basics

• DB5 - Behind the Wheel
• Women - The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful
• Villains - In the Shadows

• Locations - License To Travel
• Music - The Sound of Bond

• The End Sequence - The Beginning of the End

• M - Changes

• The Future - New Beginnings

Skyfall Premiere

• Commentary by Director Sam Mendes

• Commentary by Producers Barbara Broccoli & Michael G. Wilson and
Production Designer Dennis Gassner

• Soundtrack Promotional Spot

Special Features: DVD
• Title Sequence - Working The Titles 
• DB5 - Behind the Wheel
• Women - The Good, The Bad and the Beautiful
• Locations - License To Travel
• Soundtrack Promotional Spot

  16 January 2013
Skyfall premieres in China in a censored version
Skyfall premieres in China in a censored version

Skyfall, might have taken in over a billion dollars at the global box office, but that doesn’t make it bullet-proof in the eyes of the Chinese censors. Skyfall premieres in China this week in a slightly different version to that screened for western audiences.

Few English-language movies get released in China and Skyfall has been targeted by authorities who have taken offence at some scenes. The shooting of a security guard by hitman Patrice (Ola Rapace) is removed completely. The Chinese subtitles are tweaked in the Macao casino scenes where Bond asks hostess Sévérine (Bérénice Lim Marlohe) if her wrist tattoo stems from being forced into prostitution at young age. In China, the meaning is altered to hint that Bond is asking her about connections to the mob. References made by Bond villain, Silva (Javier Bardem) to the torture he suffered at the hands of Chinese security forces are also changed in the Chinese subtitles.

  10 January 2013
Skyfall nominated for 5 Academy Awards and 8 BAFTAs

Skyfall has been nominated for five Academy Awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences it was announced today in Los Angeles. Bond’s 23rd outing received nominations:


• Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins)
• Best Original Score (Thomas Newman)
• Best Original Song (music and lyrics by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth)
• Best Sound Editing (Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers)
• Best Sound Mixing (Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Stuart Wilson)

The 85th Oscars ceremony will also include a televised tribute to the James Bond franchise.

“We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting the Bond films on their 50th birthday,” said this year’s producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. “Starting with Dr. No back in 1962, the 007 movies have become the longest-running motion picture franchise in history and a beloved global phenomenon.”

The ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on February 24th.

Skyfall has also been nominated for eight awards by The EE British Academy Film Awards:


• Outstanding British Film
   (Sam Mendes, Michael G. Wilson, Barbara Broccoli, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan)
• Supporting Actor (Javier Bardem)
• Supporting Actress (Judi Dench)
• Original Music (Thomas Newman)
• Cinematography (Roger Deakins)
• Editing (Stuart Baird)
• Production Design (Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock)
• Sound (Stuart Wilson, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers)

“We are absolutely thrilled Skyfall has received eight nominations from the British Academy,” said Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. “We thank everybody who has voted for Skyfall and all those who have contributed to the film’s continuing success.”

The Awards will take place on Sunday 10th February at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.

  31 December 2012
Skyfall producers set their sights on Academy recognition
Skyfall producers set their sights on Academy recognition

With Skyfall still riding high at the box office with a phenomenal $1 billion take to date, EON Productions and SONY Pictures have their sights set even higher as they promote the film as a likely Oscar and BAFTA candidate in the upcoming awards season.

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  31 December 2012
Skyfall makes $1 Billion at the worldwide box-office!
Skyfall Quad poster

It was announced today that Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond adventure, has surpassed $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Skyfall is the most successful Bond film of all time, the highest-grossing film of all time in the UK, the first film to pass £100 million at the UK box office. Skyfall is also the most successful film at the worldwide box office in Sony Pictures history.

Skyfall took in $4.6 million this weekend in North America for a cumulative to date of $289.6 million. Overseas, the film grossed $10.3 million for an international total to date of $710.6 million and a worldwide cumulative exceeding $1 billion and growing.

The film, directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes, is expected to boost its cinema takings further when it opens in China in the New Year.

  31 December 2012
Skyfall Royal World Premiere and international openings
Skyfall World Premiere Royal Albert Hall

London, 23 October 2012
The Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington played host to the World Charity Premiere of Skyfall on the evening of Tuesday 23rd October 2012. Stars of the 23rd James Bond film were joined on the red carpet by former Bond Girls and other 007 alumni.
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Other international premieres:

Paris, France - 24 October 2012
Rome, Italy - 26 October 2012
Zurich, Switzerland - 26 October 2012
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 28 October 2012
Madrid, Spain - 29 October 2012
Berlin, Germany - 30 October 2012
Istanbul, Turkey - 30 October 2012
Sydney, Australia - 16 November
Tokyo, Japan - 19 November 2012
Johannesburg, South Africa - 22 November 2012
Beijing, China - 16 January 2013

  5 December 2012
Skyfall Smashes UK Records
BOND MAKES BOX OFFICE HISTORY IN JUST 40 DAYS!

Daniel Craig as James Bond 007 in Skyfall

EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce that Skyfall has made history in the UK and become the highest grossing film of all time.

Skyfall has now taken a staggering £94,277,612 at the UK box office in just 40 days on release, making box office history and overtaking the record previously held by Avatar which had a lifetime gross of £94,025, 632 million during 11 months on release in UK cinemas.

Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond adventure, continuing the longest running and most successful franchise in film history, opened in 587 cinemas across the UK and Ireland on Friday 26th October, and is still on general release.

In response to this fantastic news, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said “We’re overwhelmed with gratitude to the cinema-going audiences in the UK who have made Skyfall the highest grossing film of all time. We are very proud of this film and thank everybody, especially Daniel Craig and Sam Mendes, and everyone who has contributed to its success.”

  29 October 2012
Homecoming for Heineken at Amsterdam screening of Skyfall
Bérénice Lim Marlohe, one of the stars of Skyfall, was in attendance at the Amsterdam Convention Factory

Actress Bérénice Lim Marlohe, one of the stars of Skyfall, was in attendance on 29 October as Heineken celebrated their involvement with the Bond franchise with a lavish screening of the 23rd Bond movie. 007 MAGAZINE's Luke Williams reports from Amsterdam.

Monday's screening of Skyfall at the Amsterdam Convention Factory had the feel of a celebratory homecoming. And in many ways it was - for the event marked the culmination of a fruitful 15-year association between the Bond franchise and the Dutch beer giant Heineken, which was founded by Amsterdam resident Gerard Adriaan Heineken in 1864...

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  14 October 2012
007 MAGAZINE reviews Skyfall
Skyfall (2012)

October 12 2012 -  Skyfall the 23rd Bond film in the Eon series, was previewed for the first time in front of an audience of critics and the world's media. 007 MAGAZINE was in attendance for this historic event and Luke Williams is happy to report that Daniel Craig's third Bond film is a sure-fire winner.

A palpable sense of anticipation was in the air at the Odeon Leicester Square on Friday evening as, two weeks ahead of its general release in the UK and 12 days ahead of its official world première at the Royal Albert Hall, Skyfall was screened in front of what Marc-Ange Draco would doubtless describe as "distinguished members of the world's press". Before the screening began Peter Taylor, Managing Director of Sony Pictures UK, took to the stage to plead with the audience to keep their own counsel after the film and "allow the general public to enjoy the film the way you will tonight", only adding to the feverish expectation that what we were about to see was a Bond film with an unusual amount of unexpected twists and turns...

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  02 October 2012
Adele's “SKYFALL”, Official theme song to the latest 007 feature Skyfall, premieres at 0:07 BST via adele.tv on October 5th
Adele Skyfall cover

October 1 2012; Columbia Records; New York, NY

Adele will premiere her latest recording “SKYFALL”, the official theme song to the upcoming 007 adventure of the same name, globally via her official site www.Adele.tv on Friday October 5th at 0:07 BST/London time (7:07pm EST on October 4th), the track will be available to purchase as a download immediately after this premiere. The track is available for pre-order at iTunes http://smarturl.it/AdeleSkyfall. October 5th marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No, and thus the James Bond film franchise, and will be celebrated as Global James Bond Day.

After reading the script for the film, Adele enlisted Paul Epworth to co-write and produce the theme song to Skyfall Adele admits, “I was a little hesitant at first to be involved with the theme song for Skyfall. There's a lot of instant spotlight and pressure when it comes to a Bond song. But I fell in love with the script and Paul had some great ideas for the track and it ended up being a bit of a no brainer to do it in the end. It was also a lot of fun writing to a brief, something I've never done which made it exciting. When we recorded the strings, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. I’ll be back combing my hair when I'm 60 telling people I was a Bond girl back in the day I'm sure!” Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, Skyfall features the lush accompaniment of a 77-piece orchestra.

Skyfall the movie, will be released on October 26, 2012 in the UK and on November 9, 2012 in the U.S.

  15 September 2012
James Bond actress Bérénice Marlohe in an innovative new campaign for Heineken
Bérénice Marlohe as Severine in Skyfall (2012)

Amsterdam, 14 September 2012

Heineken®, the world’s leading premium beer brand, today announced a thrilling new TV and digital campaign, in anticipation of the release of the 23rd James Bond adventure, Skyfall, which sees Daniel Craig bring his explosive portrayal of James Bond to a Heineken ad for the very first time. Challenging consumers to defy his enemies and ‘Crack the Case’, viewers will be taken on an epic train journey alongside stunning Bond newcomer Bérénice Marlohe.
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  7 September 2012

Skyfall world premiere announced

Daniel Craig as James Bond 007 in Skyfall

Skyfall producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have announced that His Royal Highness Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall have graciously agreed to attend the World Premiere of the twenty third 007 adventure on Tuesday 23rd October at The Royal Albert Hall. Fittingly, and at the request of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, the premiere will benefit the charities that support former and serving members of the three intelligence agencies (the Secret Intelligence Service, the Security Service and GCHQ). His Royal Highness is Royal Patron of the Intelligence Services.

The premiere will be attended by the film’s leading actors Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney and Ben Whishaw, and the director Sam Mendes. The movie will be released in the UK and internationally from 26th October 2012 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Releasing.

Wilson and Broccoli commented, “We are thrilled His Royal Highness Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall have agreed to attend the World Premiere of our latest James Bond film, and are pleased this event will help raise funds to support The Prince’s chosen charities.”      

  10 July 2012

Skyfall UK character teaser posters released

  31 July 2012

Skyfall international trailer

  31 July 2012

Skyfall US Domestic trailer

  28 July 2012

Skyfall TV spot shown during NBC Olympic Games opening ceremony coverage

NBC's Skyfall Olympic Spot shown on American television during coverage of the opening ceremony in London. A special film by director Danny Boyle showed Daniel Craig as James Bond escorting HM Queen Elizabeth II to the ceremony.

  12 July  2012

Ben Whishaw confirmed as 'Q' in Skyfall

Ben Whishaw confirmed as 'Q' in Skyfall

July 12 2012 – Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond adventure, confirmed today that the character of Q will be making a welcome return to the Bond franchise and the role will be played by Ben Whishaw.

Whishaw becomes the fourth actor to play Bond’s quartermaster affectionately known as Q. The role began with Peter Burton as Major Boothroyd in Dr. No, followed by Desmond Llewelyn (in 17 Bond films between 1963-1999), and John Cleese (who appeared as Q’s assistant, R, in The World Is Not Enough and was later promoted to Q in Die Another Day).

Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli commented, “It’s a real thrill to confirm the return of Q in Skyfall played by the enormously talented, Ben Whishaw. We are delighted to have this beloved character back in the series.”

Daniel Craig is back as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time. In Skyfall, Bond’s loyalty to M 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. The film is from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Directed by Sam Mendes. Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. Written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan.

  21st May 2012

Skyfall teaser trailer released

  17th May 2012

Skyfall teaser poster released

Skyfall teaser poster - Daniel Craig as James Bond 007

May 17 2012 - Skyfall teaser poster is revealed on the official James Bond website www.007.com along with an announcement that the teaser trailer will be released online Monday 21st May 2012.

  5th May 2012

Skyfall press call as cast and crew arrive in Istanbul

Skyfall press conference at Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel, Istanbul

April 29 2012 - Ciragan Palace Kempinski Hotel,  Istanbul
Daniel Craig and the cast and filmmakers of Skyfall, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time, have arrived in Istanbul, Turkey. Their arrival marks the third time a James Bond adventure has filmed in the historic city. Previously, Istanbul served as a backdrop for scenes in From Russia With Love (1963) and The World Is Not Enough (1999).

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  12th April 2012

Skyfall production stills released

Skyfall - James Bond (Daniel Craig) with Aston Martin DB5

After weeks of teasing fans with random clapperboard images from the shooting of Skyfall, the first batch of official production stills are released. An iconic shot of James Bond (Daniel Craig) with his Aston Martin DB5 (above) is among the stills released. With the exception of Javier Bardem (playing the villain Silva), we get our first look at the rest of the key players in character. View the full gallery

  1st February 2012

First official Skyfall still released

First official shot released from SKYFALL of James Bond (DANIEL CRAIG) from a scene set in Shanghai.  Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions’ action adventure SKYFALL.

ABOVE: First official shot released from Skyfall of James Bond (DANIEL CRAIG) from a scene set in Shanghai. Daniel Craig stars as James Bond in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions’ action adventure Skyfall.

PHOTOGRAPH/FRANÇOIS DUHAMEL

  9th January 2012

Thomas Newman confirmed as Skyfall composer

Composer Thomas Newman with Skyfall Director Sam Mendes

ABOVE: Composer Thomas Newman (left) with Skyfall Director Sam Mendes

MULTI-AWARD WINNING COMPOSER JOINS BOND 23
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today announced that composer Thomas Newman will score the 23rd James Bond film, Skyfall. “We are delighted to confirm that Thomas Newman will score. Thomas is one of the most respected and successful composers, he has a long history of working with Sam Mendes and we look forward to welcoming him into the Bond family,” commented Michael. G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

Said Newman today, “I’m incredibly excited to be working with Sam again. It’s a real thrill to be able to collaborate on something as special as a Bond movie.”

Thomas Newman, born on 20th October 1955 in Los Angeles, California, has scored four of Sam Mendes’ previous movies: American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead and Revolutionary Road. He has composed the music to more than fifty films and television series including Erin Brockovich, The Shawshank Redemption and Wall-E and has earned ten Academy Award nominations, won a BAFTA, five Grammys and an Emmy.

Newman takes over musical duties from David Arnold who is currently Music Director of the London Olympic and Paralympic closing ceremonies. David will continue to be involved with the 50th anniversary of Bond and recently produced the John Barry Memorial Concert at the Royal Albert Hall.

Said Arnold of the news: “I’m a huge fan of Thomas Newman so I am as excited as anyone to see where Sam Mendes and his team take James Bond on his 50th anniversary.”

  3rd November 2011

Skyfall press conference confirms cast and start of shooting

Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce the 23rd James Bond adventure "SKYFALL". Pictured: (L to R) Bérénice Marlohe, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Judi Dench, Daniel Craig, Director Sam Mendes, Producer Barbara Broccoli and Producer Michael G. Wilson.

LONDON, November 3 2011 - Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today presented the cast of the 23rd James Bond adventure, entitled Skyfall. The film, from Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his third film as James Bond 007. The screenplay is written by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and John Logan. Skyfall, which goes into production on Monday, November 7th, will begin its worldwide roll-out in the UK and Ireland on October 26th 2012 and in North America on November 9th 2012. FULL PRESS RELEASE AND EXCLUSIVE IMAGES FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE

  2nd June 2011

BOND 23 UK release date confirmed

Daniel Craig - James Bond 007 in BOND 23 to be released in the UK 26 October 2012

LONDON, June 2 2011 – MGM and Sony Pictures Entertainment are delighted to announce the UK release date for the eagerly anticipated 23rd James Bond adventure will be Friday, 26th October, 2012 opening at the Odeon Leicester Square and in cinemas across the UK and Ireland.

The film will open in the United States on November 9, 2012.

BOND 23 will see Daniel Craig continue his role as James Bond in the iconic movie franchise, with British director Sam Mendes at the helm of the as-yet untitled 23rd James Bond adventure. The film will be produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

The last two films, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, had record-high grosses for the Bond franchise, with Casino Royale taking in $599 million in worldwide ticket sales and Quantum of Solace generating $577 million.

  11th January 2011

BOND 23 Director and release date confirmed

BOND 23 Director Sam Mendes

LOS ANGELES, January 11 2011
Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, together with Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, Co-Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., today announced that the 23rd James Bond film will commence production in late 2011 for a worldwide release on November 9th 2012.

Daniel Craig will be returning as the legendary British secret agent, with Oscar-winning Sam Mendes [Left] (American Beauty, Road To Perdition) directing a screenplay written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan (The Aviator, Star Trek: Nemesis) [Right].

  20th April 2010

BOND 23 delayed indefinitely

LONDON, April 19 2010 - 007 producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions, today announced they have suspended development on the next James Bond film previously scheduled for release 2011/2012.

"Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding the future of MGM and the failure to close a sale of the studio, we have suspended development on BOND 23 indefinitely. We do not know when development will resume and do not have a date for the release of BOND 23," stated Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli jointly.

  13th June 2009

BOND 23 writers announced

Bond 23 screenwriter Peter Morgan

Peter Morgan

Robert Wade & Neal Purvis

Robert Wade & Neal Purvis

LOS ANGELES, CA June 12 2009 – Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli of EON Productions Ltd and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures have today announced that Peter Morgan (Frost/Nixon, The Queen), Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Quantum of Solace, Casino Royale) will be the screenwriters of the 23rd James Bond adventure.

Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in the film, which will be a MGM release of an EON production. Bond 23 is the latest instalment in the longest-running franchise in motion picture history and will be produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli. A date for the start of production is yet to be confirmed.

“Peter, Neal and Robert are extraordinarily talented and we’re looking forward to working with the three of them,” commented Wilson and Broccoli.

Peter Morgan is the award-winning writer of such films as The Last King of Scotland, The Queen and Frost/Nixon, which was based on his play. He has also scripted the upcoming The Special Relationship for HBO and Hereafter for DreamWorks. He will turn his attention to Bond 23 on completion of these duties. Morgan is represented by UTA (US) and Independent Talent Group (UK).

Since 1991 Neal Purvis and Robert Wade have collaborated on a diverse range of projects including The Italian Job, Johnny English and the past four Bond films. They recently adapted John Le Carre's The Mission Song and are also working on the upcoming sequel The Brazilian Job. Purvis and Wade are represented by Endeavor (US), Casarotto Ramsay & Associates (UK).


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