Daniel Craig Hub
YOUR FEATURE PRESENTATION
SKYFALL arrived on US screens Friday with such multiplex flattening hype that you'd be forgiven for thinking the title literal. The Cubby Broccoli estate, which controls the adventures of the super spy, was pulling no stops for the 50th anniversary installment of the granddaddy of film franchises. We've been inundated with Bond Mania for months now. So you'd think at this point that the actual film would be an afterthought. Not so.
The 23rd official Bond film delivers… and not just the five mandatory goodies no Bond film is complete without: Action (Particularly the Opening Setpiece), Theme Song, International Villain, 007 Himself and the Bond Girl. Unlike most modern franchises, the Bond series favors stand-alone storylines with only the five-pronged Bond template uniting them. Even Bond himself changes though Skyfall happily sticks with Daniel Craig's impossible zombie handsomeness and dangerously erotic icy blues.
Five mandatory goodies and Daniel Craig's sexual pull AFTER THE JUMP...
Apparently Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem (who plays the current Bond villain Silva) have an "erotically charged scene" in Skyfall (above) in which Silva strokes Bond's chest.
Bond reportedly asks the villain: "What makes you think this is my first time?"
Movieline's Frank Diagiacomo asked Craig about it at the press junket:
"What are you going to do?" Craig replied breezily, getting a nice laugh from the crowd, but then he added: "I don't see the world in sexual divisions." He then changed the subject from Bond to to Bardem's wonderfully flamboyant character, Silva. "Someone suggested that Silva may be gay," Craig said with a big smile. "And I'm like, I think he'll f**k anything."
Producers suggest it's all a power struggle. As for Bardem:
Asked how Silva's "sexuality informed [Bardem's] interpretation of the character, the actor responded; "It was part of the game, but it’s not entirely the game." Bardem explained that his "main goal" as Silva was creating "uncomfortable situations" for anyone who crossed his path. "Within that, you can read anything that you want or wish," Bardem said. "But it was more about putting the other person in a very uncomfortable situation where even James Bond doesn't know how to get out of it."
More at Movieline.
It's worth noting that back in 2006 Craig reportedly suggested to producers that they give Bond a gay scene.
Here it is, Adele's theme song for the new 007 movie Skyfall! Well, it's not here.
The track, also called "Skyfall," is AFTER THE JUMP and you should listen to it because Adele did a great job of lending her unique, recognizable vocals to James Bond's larger, longer musical motif.
As anticipation builds for the latest installation in the James Bond series, Skyfall, speculation has mounted that Adele would be the latest Bond theme singer. Now, Adele has pretty much confirmed that's the case, tweeting a photo of a well-manicured hand and the sheet music from the film.
It's unclear when the track, co-written and produced by her production partner Paul Epworth ("Rolling in the Deep") and arranged by Epworth and J.A.C. Redford, will officially drop, but the film opens on November 9.
A just-released behind the scenes clip looks at the film's extended underwater sequence.
Outfitting with floating chunks of ice for what is presumably a scene in the North Atlantic, the 1.2 million gallon pool is a watery reflection of the advanced sets above ground, with high-tech speakers, monitors, bubble jets and state-of-the-art trailers.
Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...
And the latest shirtless Craig shot, released last week, below.