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'Skyfall' Heading to IMAX

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood February 23, 2012 at 3:06PM

To ring in the 50th anniversary of the 007 franchise, Bond 23 "Skyfall" will release in IMAX theaters simultaneously with the film's international release on October 26th, 2012. James Bond fans will be able to absorb Daniel Craig's rippling physique projected larger-than-life.
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Daniel Craig as James Bond in "Skyfall"
Daniel Craig as James Bond in "Skyfall"

To ring in the 50th anniversary of the 007 franchise, Bond 23, "Skyfall," will release in IMAX theaters simultaneously with the film's international release on October 26th, 2012. James Bond fans will be able to absorb Daniel Craig's rippling physique projected larger-than-life.

Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officers at MGM, don't exactly phrase it that way, instead stating that "IMAX joining the festivities" is a way to celebrate the bi-centennial "in epic style."

Little is known about "Skyfall," with director Sam Mendes' recent videoblog providing generic fawning sentiments about the production. The official statement of the plot vaguely alludes to a dangerous secret from M's past:

"In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost."

While Craig and Judi Dench reprise their roles as Bond and M, respectively, the film also stars Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem and Naomie Harris.

This article is related to: Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.