«007. Координаты: Скайфолл»
«007. Координаты: Скайфолл» (англ. Skyfall), двадцать третий фильм из серии фильмов про английского агента Джеймса Бонда, героя романов Яна Флеминга. Название фильм получил в честь родового поместья Джеймса Бонда.
Действие разворачивается после двух предыдущих фильмов (Казино «Рояль» и Квант милосердия), но их прямым продолжением фильм не является. Продюсеры, со своей стороны, подтвердили заявленный ранее бюджет картины, который составит $200 млн. — такой же, как у предыдущей части — «Кванта милосердия».
Пресс-конференция создателей фильма состоялась 3 ноября в Лондоне (в 11:45). Компании EON Productions, MGM и Columbia Pictures были представлены продюсерами фильма Майклом Уилсоном и Барбарой Брокколи, также встречу посетили режиссёр Сэм Мендес и ключевые члены актёрской труппы, которые впервые появились на публике вместе.
Третий фильм, рассказывающий о первых годах работы Бонда на службе Её Величества. Действие будет происходить после фильма Квант милосердия.
По сюжету лояльность Джеймса Бонда будет подвергнута испытанию главой разведки, скрывающей свое имя под буквой «М», так как Бонд узнает, что некая угроза из её прошлого может уничтожить MI6. Бонд должен найти и ликвидировать эту угрозу, пока не стало слишком поздно.
Как сообщает издание The Hollywood Reporter, Джеймсу Бонду действительно предстоит защищать свою организацию от неких событий из прошлого руководительницы MI6, агента «М». Как обычно, Бонду предстоит справиться с задачей, которая непосильна иным агентам с двумя нулями.
Данный фильм самый длинный из всей бондианы, продолжительностью 145 минут.
Заглавную песню «Skyfall» к фильму исполнила британская певица Adele. Сингл «Skyfall» вышел в 0:07 по Британскому летнему времени 5 октября 2012 г. во всемирный день Джеймса Бонда.
Дэниел Крэйг подписал контракт на четыре фильма об агенте 007. Две киноленты уже сняты: «Казино Рояль» — в 2006 году и «Квант милосердия» — в 2008 году. Крэйг надеется, что третий фильм — «007: Координаты „Скайфолл"» (2012) будет обычной бондианой, так как понимает, что предыдущая серия «Квант милосердия» (2008) была не очень тепло принята публикой. Причиной тому стал отказ продюсеров от большинства «фишек» агента 007: к примеру, потребительского отношения к женщинам, коктейля водка-мартини, фразы «Бонд. Джеймс Бонд».
Съемки очередного 23-го эпизода «бондианы» стартовали в ноябре 2011 года. Съемки фильма пройдут в Лондоне, на Уайтхолл, у здания MI6, на мосту Vauxhall Bridge, в шикарных отелях Лондона Corinthia Hotel и Four Seasons Canary Wharf — в бассейне отеля, на легендарной студии Pinewood в знаменитом павильоне «007 Stage», а также в Шотландии в замке Duntrune, Китае, Шанхае, Турции, Стамбуле.
Фильм начали снимать на рынке Смитфилд, в центральном районе Лондона. Это будет сцена автомобильной погони во время которой Бонду предстоит перебраться из Рэндж-Ровера в Ягуар, причем обе машины будут двигаться на головокружительной скорости.
Сэм Мендес решил, что в картине будет больше драйва, стрельбы, погонь и преследований. Дэниэл Крэйг будет исполнять множество трюков на крыше товарного поезда, мчащегося на полном ходу. Сложность съемок такова, что только один эпизод погони на товарняках, согласно графику производства картины, будут снимать на двух железнодорожных путях по восемь часов в течение пяти-шести дней.
Skyfall is the upcoming twenty-third spy film in the Eon Productions James Bond series, produced for MGM, Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment. It features Daniel Craig's third performance as James Bond, and Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the film's villain. The film was directed by Sam Mendes and written by John Logan, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.
Mendes was approached to direct the film following the release of Quantum of Solace in 2008. However, production was suspended when MGM encountered financial troubles, and would not resume until December 2010. During this time, Mendes remained attached to the project as a "consultant", though original screenwriter Peter Morgan left the project during the suspension. Once production resumed, Logan, Purvis and Wade continued writing what would be the final version of the script, incorporating Morgan's ideas in it. Filming began in November 2011, and primarily took place in the United Kingdom, China and Turkey.
Skyfall is due to premiere on 23 October 2012, be released in the United Kingdom on 26 October 2012, and it will be the first James Bond film to be released in IMAX venues. The film's release will coincide with the 50th anniversary of the series, which began with Dr. No in 1962.
When an operation in Istanbul ends in disaster, James Bond is missing and presumed to be dead, and the identities of every active undercover MI6agent are leaked onto the internet. In the aftermath, questions are raised over M's ability to run the Secret Service, and she becomes the subject of a government review over her handling of the situation. When the service itself is attacked, Bond's sudden reappearance gives M the pretext she needs to seek out Raoul Silva, a dangerous villain claiming a personal connection to both of them – but as he follows a trail from London to the South China Sea, Bond soon finds his loyalty to M challenged over secrets from her past.
The main cast of Skyfall was officially announced at a press conference held at the Corinthia Hotel in London on 3 November 2011, fifty years to the day that Sean Connery was announced to play James Bond in the film Dr. No.
Jens Hultén will also appear in the film, reportedly playing an accomplice of Javier Bardem's character. Ben Loyd Holmes confirmed on Twitter that he had a role in the film. Greek model Tonia Sotiropoulou, who unsuccessfully auditioned for the role of Sévérine, revealed that she had been cast in a secondary role in the film.
Production of Skyfall was suspended throughout 2010 because of MGM's financial troubles. They resumed pre-production following MGM's exit from bankruptcy on 21 December 2010, and in January 2011 the film was officially given a release date of 9 November 2012 by MGM and the Broccoli family, with production scheduled to start in late 2011. Since then, MGM and Sony Pictures announced that the UK and Ireland release date would be brought forward to 26 October 2012, two weeks ahead of the US release date, which remains 9 November 2012. The film's budget is estimated to be at $150 million, down from the $200 million spent on Quantum of Solace.
The film is to be part of year-long celebrations of the 50th anniversary of Dr. No and the Bond film series. According to producer Michael G. Wilson, a documentary crew is scheduled to follow production of the film to celebrate the anniversary. Skyfall will also be the first James Bond film to be released in IMAX venues.
In August 2011, several news websites reposted a rumour that originally appeared in Serbian newspaper Blic stating that Bond 23 would be entitledCarte Blanche and would be an adaptation of the recent continuation novel by Jeffery Deaver. On 30 August, Eon Productions officially denied any link between Bond 23 and Carte Blanche, stating that "the new film is not going to be called Carte Blanche and will have nothing to do with the Jeffery Deaver book." On 3 October 2011, fifteen domain names including 'jamesbond-skyfall.com' and 'skyfallthefilm.com' were reported to have been registered on behalf of MGM and Sony Picturesby internet brand-protection service MarkMonitor. This led to supposition in media that the film had been given the name "Skyfall". These reports were not confirmed at the time by Eon Productions, Sony or MGM. Skyfall was later confirmed as the title at the November press conference, during which co-producer Barbara Broccoli said that the title "has some emotional context which will be revealed in the film".
Skyfall is directed by Sam Mendes, who first signed on to the project shortly after Quantum of Solace was released, and remained on board as a "consultant" during the period of uncertainty surrounding MGM's financial situation. Speculation in the media suggested that Mendes had commissioned rewrites of the script to "[remove] action scenes in favour of 'characterful performances'" with the intention of bidding for an Academy Award. Mendes denied the reports, stating that the film's planned action scenes were an important part of the overall film.
Peter Morgan was originally commissioned to write a script, but left the project when MGM filed for bankruptcy and production of the film stalled; despite his departure, Morgan later stated that the final script was based on his original idea, retaining what he described as the film's "big hook". The final script was written by Bond screenwriting regulars Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, as well as John Logan. Logan recounted being brought into the project by his long-time friend Sam Mendes, describing the process between Mendes and the writers as "very collaborative", and that writing Skyfall was one of the best experiences he had had in writing a film.
Roger Deakins has signed on as cinematographer, having previously worked with Mendes on Jarhead and Revolutionary Road. Deakins used the Arri Alexa camera for filming. Dennis Gassner returns as production designer, the costume designer is Jany Temime, Alexander Witt is director of the second unit, the stunt co-ordinator is Gary Powell and Chris Corbould will supervise the special effects, while the visual effects supervisor is Steve Begg. All have worked on previous Bond films. Daniel Kleinman will return to design the film's title sequence after stepping aside to allow graphic design studio MK12 to create the Quantum of Solace sequence.
Sam Mendes and Barbara Broccoli travelled to South Africa for location scouting in April 2011. With the film moving into pre-production in August, reports emerged that shooting would take place in India, with scenes to be shot in the Sarojini Nagar district of New Delhi and on railway lines between Goa and Ahmedabad. The production crew faced complications in securing permission to close sections of the Konkan Railway. Similar problems in obtaining filming permits were encountered by production crews for The Dark Knight Rises and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Permission was eventually granted to the Bond production crew, with some additional restrictions put in place at the request of the Indian authorities; however, it was later reported that the production crew had elected not to shoot in India. Further reports emerged stating that filming would take place in Istanbul's Sultanahmet Square, the Hagia Sophiamuseum, the city of Fethiye and the Varda railway bridge near Adana, with production expected to spend three months in the country. Scenes in Adana will see the town stand in for the outskirts of Istanbul.
Mendes confirmed that China will be featured in the film, with shooting scheduled to take place in Shanghai and "other parts" of the country. Additional scenes were filmed at Royal Ascot, standing in for Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The first official image from the film was released on 1 February 2012, showing Daniel Craig on set at Pinewood Studios, doubling as a skyscraper in Shanghai. Set reports dated April 2012 reported that scenes would be set on Hashima Island, an abandoned island off the coast of Nagasaki, Japan.
Principal photography was scheduled to take up 133 days. Filming began on 7 November 2011 in and around London, with scenes shot in Southwark and Whitehall, the National Gallery, Smithfield meat markets and St Bartholomew's Hospital, Canary Wharf, the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Charing Cross station and the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, with residents reporting further filming as taking place in Cadogan Square, Tower Hill, and Parliament Square. The Vauxhall Bridge was closed to traffic for filming the aftermath of an explosion at the MI6 headquarters at Vauxhall Cross. Unlike The World Is Not Enough, which also featured an explosion at the building—which was filmed at a large-scale replica—the explosion in Skyfall will be added digitally in post-production.
Production moved to Turkey in March 2012, with filming reported to be continuing until 6 May. A group of Turkish teenagers infiltrated a closed set in a railyard in Adana to film rehearsals of a fight scene on top of a train before being caught by security. Parts of Istanbul — including the Spice Bazaar, Yeni Camii, the Imperial Post Office, Sultanahmet Square and the Grand Bazaar— were closed for filming in April. Store owners in the affected areas were reportedly allowed to open their shops, but were not allowed to conduct business, instead being paid TRY 750 (US$418) per day as compensation. Production faced criticism for allegedly damaging buildings while filming a motorcycle chase across rooftops in the city. Michael G. Wilson denied these claims, pointing out that the film crew had removed sections of rooftops before filming began and replaced them with replicas for the duration of the shoot; when filming finished, the original rooftops would be restored.
Thomas Newman, who worked with Sam Mendes as composer for American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Jarhead and Revolutionary Road, replaced David Arnold as composer, becoming the ninth composer in the series' history. When asked about the circumstances surrounding his departure from the role, David Arnold commented that Newman had been selected by Mendes because of their work together, rather than because of Arnold's commitment to working with director Danny Boyle as composer for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The soundtrack album will be released on October 29, 2012 in the United Kingdom and on 6 November 2012 in the United States.
In October 2012, British singer-songwriter Adele confirmed that she had written and recorded the film's theme song with her regular songwriter, Paul Epworth. She later posted the cover for the "Skyfall" sheet music on Twitter, crediting the songwriting to herself and Epworth, with arrangements to both Epworth and orchestrator J. A. C. Redford. The song was released online at 0:07am BST on 5 October 2012, a day dubbed "James Bond Day" by the producers as it marked fifty years to the day of the release of Dr. No.
Early critical consensus for Skyfall was positive, with a difference of opinion between critics as to the film's strongest points. Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter cited Javier Bardem's performance in his review, while Oliver Lyttleton of The Playlist felt that the material had been as good to director Sam Mendes' career as Mendes had been to the material, and Variety'sPeter DeBruge suggested that the film's greatest strength lay in its willingness to put as much focus on characterisation as it did action set-pieces, allowing the two to co-exist rather than compete for the audience's attention. DeBruge's comments were supported by IGN's Daniel Krupa, who appluaded the film for concentrating on its themes rather than action, who also praisedDaniel Craig for refusing to let Javier Bardem "steal the show" by matching Bardem's performance. Several reviewers further noted that the production had learned greatly from directorChristopher Nolan, highlighting The Dark Knight as the film Skyfall was most indebted to in reinventing the concept of what a Bond film could be. Neil Smith of Total Film gave Skyfall 5 stars out of 5, concluding that "it all adds up to the 007 adventure we've been waiting for: a flawlessly assembled thrill ride with a cast to die for and a nakedly emotional undertow."
The film did not escape criticism, with reviews pointing to its two and a half-hour running time and a third act that could not match the first two in its momentum as the underlying flaws in the film, while Xan Brooks of The Guardian felt that the film digressed too far away from its source material. Daniel Krupa also singled out Naomie Harris as "awkward" and having a "virtually non-existant chemistry" with Daniel Craig.
Former James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore praised the film after a private screening, claiming that the film would go a long way towards convincing audiences that Daniel Craig would usurp Sean Connery in defining the role of James Bond.