'Bond 23' Titled 'Skyfall,' Javier Bardem And Ralph Fiennes Confirmed


Goodbye "Untitled James Bond 23" code title, hello "Skyfall." At long last, the name for Sam Mendes' take on the 007 franchise has been revealed, along with some other key details about the project.

Director Sam Mendes met with 100 journalists at a London press launch for the flick to offer some details about the secretive production. However, according to a report written up by Reuters, Mendes still wasn't ready to give everything away. He confirmed a number of the actors involved in the project -- including Javier Bardem and Ralph Fiennes -- but could "give you very little information about" the characters they're playing. Still, fans looking for some more details to chew on should be happy with the tidbits Mendes let slip today.

Click on after the jump to read the rest of the recently-revealed news.

» The movie will be called "Skyfall," and is slated to hit theaters on November 9, 2012.

» In addition to Daniel Craig and Judi Dench, actors Javier Bardem, Albert Finney, Naomi Harris, Ben Whishaw, Berenice Marlohe and Ralph Fiennes will be in the film.

» The plot follows Bond as his loyalty to M is tested when "her past comes back to haunt her." MI6 comes under attack, and Bond must track down and destroy the threat, "no matter how personal the cost."

» Filming will take place in London, Shanghai, Istanbul and Scotland.

» Producer Barbara Broccoli said Craig will "definitely" continue playing Bond over the next few years.

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