At a press conference in London today, it was confirmed that the 23rd official James Bond film will be titled Skyfall. Alongside Daniel Craig and Judi Dench, the film will also star Naomie Harris, Javier Bardem, Albert Finney and Berenice Marlohe. Skyfall will be an independent story, not connected to events in either Casino Royale or Quantum of Solace.
There are rumours that Naomie Harris is to play Moneypenny, although nothing was confirmed at the press conference today. Harris says she’s spent two months preparing for filming, which starts today and is expected to see the crew travel to China, Turkey and Scotland. Director Sam Mendes has promised that, contrary to rumours, the film will contain a lot of action sequences.
The idea of Naomie Harris playing Moneypenny seems to have been a hit with James Bond fans so far, although some are worried about the prospect of Moneypenny getting up from behind her desk and joining Bond on a mission. Then again, the Daniel Craig Bond films have succeeded partly because they have made risky decisions, so why not try something new with another classic character?