50 years ago today Sean Connery was announced as James Bond. Fittingly, the newest installment in the franchise, Skyfall, begins filming today with director Sam Mendes at the helm.
I’m really excited about this because next year will be Bond’s fiftieth anniversary so hopefully we’ll see a Bond resurgence and I’ve heard rumours of a cinema re-release in Edinburgh & Glasgow. I’m also looking forward to it because they’re going to do their damnedest to improve on the disappointing oily drivel that was Quantum of Solace.
While we’re at it, here’s the original trailer for Dr. No with Connery’s stagnant voice-over: