February 21, 2012 10:37am PT by Rebecca Ford
‘Skyfall': New Image of Judi Dench as M Released
The forces behind the new James Bond film Skyfall have been running an excellent social media campaign so far. The Twitter account shares interesting tidbits on the history of the James Bond franchise, as well as releasing new photos and videos from the upcoming film.
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Of course, the plot of the upcoming film Skyfall is still a mystery, but on Monday, an interesting piece of news was released on the film’s Twitter account. Director Sam Mendes would be premiering his first video blog on Wednesday. And until then, fans were given a new photo from the production of the film to whet their appetites.
In the photo, Judi Dench, who returns as M, can be seen staring at a computer as Mendes hovers over her shoulder. Cinematographer Roger Deakins looks into the camera over her other shoulder.
Not much else can be learned from this new photo, except that M seems to work off a Sony VAIO laptop. Unfortunately, no shiny new gadgets are present in the shot.
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Dench recently revealed that she has the eye condition macular degeneration, but also shot down reports that she was going blind.
Skyfall isn’t set to release until November 9, which gives the marketing mavens plenty of time to tease fans with more photos and videos. The first image of Daniel Craig as James Bond in the 23rd Bond movie was released earlier in February. All that's known about the film plot-wise is that Bond's loyalty to M will be tested when her past comes back to haunt her.
The Sony Pictures film also stars Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Berenice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw and Albert Finney.