TV promo for 23rd Bond film shown on US TV during Olympic opening ceremony
A new teaser trailer for James Bond film Skyfall was broadcast on US television network NBC during their coverage of the Olympic opening ceremony.
While the UK and the rest of the world witnessed Bond hard at work escorting the Queen to her seat in the Olympic Stadium, US television audiences also got a sneak peak from the forthcoming movie. You can watch it below.
In the short, 30-second clip, Bond can be seen riding a motorcycle in Istanbul, having a steamy romp in a shower and jumping into a collapsing train. During the action-packed trailer, we also get a glimpse of Javier Bardem’s villainous character.
Skyfall sees a face from M’s past return and haunt her and the agents of MI6. As the trailer reaches its tense climax, with an underground train hurtling towards the spy, Bond utters just one line of dialogue: “007, reporting for duty”.
Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Bérénice Marlohe and Naomie Harris co-star in Skyfall, which opens in the UK on October 26. The new movie’s release marks the 50th anniversary of the Bond series. Sean Connery kicked off the franchise in 1962, playing Ian Fleming’s British secret agent in Dr No.