Well, Skyfall managed to smash the UK box office record for the opening weekend for a 2D film. The film has been widely hailed as the best ever by cinema audiences, although how much of that is down to a four year wait since Quantum of Solace, which was widely seen as disappointing, is anyone's guess. In the end Skyfall had the best ever opening week for a film in the UK.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Well it's been a big week for Skyfall, with the general release in cinemas today. Earlier in the week cast and starts galore assembled in London for the Royal World Premiere at the Royal Albert Hall where it was shown to an enthusiastic audience in front of Prince Charles and Camilla.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
The first reviews for Skyfall were published after Skyfall was screened to invited press and media. The reaction was overwhelmingly positive, with scarcely a negative comment.
Daniel Craig said in an interview that Bond 24 was coming "sooner rather than later", hopefully indicating a two year gap before release in 2014, and Sam Mendes said he would do another Bond if he could match what he'd done on Skyfall.
Finally, Coke Zero launched a viral marketing campaign online.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Globe-trotter unveiled their line of 007 related luggage. And a new TV spot was released.
Tonight sees the first preview to invited media guests, so expect the first reviews in a few hours time.
Friday, October 5, 2012
The first thing to note today is that it is Global James Bond Day! 50 years ago today Dr No was released on the big screen. What an achievement!
This week has been packed full of news on Skyfall. Firstly, Adele was as good as confirmed when the cover for the title theme appeared on the official 007 website, and later confirmed on October 1st, with the announcement that it would be released today at 0:07, as had been widely predicted. A 90 second portion of the single was later leaked online and then this morning at 7 minutes past midnight BST it was made available on Adele's website and available from iTunes. It hit the #1 spot in 30 territories inside 10 hours, and almost certain to go to number 1 in the UK.
A new video covering the filming of a sequence on an underwater stage at Pinewood was released. Naomie Harris spoke to the Daily Mail about her role, and Sony unveiled their tie-in ad, featuring Daniel Craig. Today the interwebs have been going crazy with Bond related articles.
Happy James Bond Day!
Friday, September 28, 2012
A new Skyfall TV spot was aired during the Emmys last Sunday in the US, which lasts just 30 seconds. Meanwhile Omega watches released an ad featuring shots from Skyfall, as well as a new watch. Also, and number of new photos from Skyfall were released by Sony Netherlands.
Friday, September 21, 2012
British tabloids have been having a field day suggesting that Adele has recorded this theme to Skyfall. While there is no confirmation from anywhere, it has long been rumoured that she would record for the next Bond film. Also, Coke Zero has launched a promotional video tying in with Skyfall. At the same time Heineken has launched a teaser ad as part of a viral campaign with Berenice Marlohe. A new Skyfall poster has been released with Daniel Craig posing in a blue dinner jacket. And the second International Skyfall trailer was made available on YouTube, as well as a new video blog with Naomi Harris and Berenice Marlohe . Finally ,Heineken released a new television ad with a couple of brief appearances by Daniel Craig.