‘Global James Bond Day’ scheduled for October 5

Events planned around the world to mark the 50th anniversary of the 007 film franchise

‘Global James Bond Day’ has been announced by the makers of the iconic 007 movies.

The celebration will take place on October 5 (2012) to mark the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise. The first 007 film, Dr No, had its world premiere in London on October 5, 1962.

Events will include an online charity auction featuring 50 Bond-related lots, a worldwide survey to discover each country’s favourite 007 movie, a retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, a fashion exhibition in Toronto, and a night of Bond music held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in LA.

A new documentary called Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 will also be unveiled on October 5. The feature will focus on the men who brought Bond to the big screen: author Ian Fleming and producers Albert R Broccoli and Harry Saltzman.

The celebrations will precede the release of the 23rd Bond movie, Skyfall, which arrives in cinemas on October 26. The film, directed by Sam Mendes, will be Daniel Craig‘s third appearance as the iconic secret agent – scroll down to watch the trailer.

Commenting on Global James Bond Day in a statement, Skyfall producers Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating James Bond’s golden anniversary on film with this special day of events for Bond fans around the world.” Further events will be announced on 007.com and the official Bond Facebook page.