The story sees Bond ‘dead’, only to be forced out of retirement when MI6 itself is attacked.

The trailer shows us a massive train stunt, an even more massive underground stunt, an explosion at MI6, a row of Union Jack draped coffins, a bearded bond embroiled in a booze-athoon akin to Marion’s in the opening of Raiders of the Lost Ark; the introduction of Q (Ben Wishaw), Shanghai, a blonde Javier Bardem as Bond’s foe, and lots, lots more.

Could this be the Bond we have all been waiting for? It certainly looks like it.

Skyfall co-stars Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Dame Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem. It is due for release in the UK & Ireland on 26th October

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