Daniel Craig returns as Bond, James Bond in the 23rd installment of the franchise. Production has begun on the delayed film, Skyfall, and is being directed by  Sam Mendes and shot in London, Scotland, Turkey and China. The film had been postponed after MGM filed for bankruptcy last year and the future of the series looked uncertain. However, MGM’s new management decided the spy would live on. (They’d be foolish to put the kibosh on such a cash cow!)

In this latest installment, Craig will be joined by Javier Bardem as Bond’s nemisis, while British actors Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw will appear as well. And what would Bond be without spy chief M, for which role Judi Dench returns, and the film introduces two new Bond girls — English actress Naomie Harris as a field agent named Eve along with French performer Berenice Marlohe.

And in true Bond fashion, Mendes reveals there will be “a lot of surprises.”

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