What exactly does the movie title Skyfall refer to?
We’re not getting any answers out of James Bond.
The first trailer for Daniel Craig’s third outing as 007 (due in theaters Nov. 19) begins with the British superspy in a debriefing room, playing word association with an examiner while Judi Dench’s M and Ralph Fiennes, apparently a member of the government agency, look on dourly through one-way glass.
“Country …” the examiner begins.
“… England,” Bond replies flatly.
“Gun …” the man says.
“… Shot,” Bond says.
“… Provocateur,” Bond says. (Hey, maybe he’s just a fan of luxury lingerie.)
“… Employment,” Bond growls.
The examiner repeats it: “Skyfall …”
“… Done,” Bond says finally, standing up and walking toward the glass while Dench and Fiennes look like they just swallowed their chewing gum.
Clearly, 007 knows what this means, and it’s most likely not good news. The next series of shots in the trailer include Bond storming in through a door, rapidly firing a handgun, and other assorted action scenes. Then we see a series of coffins draped in the British flag.
“Some men are coming to kill us,” Bond says. “We’re going to kill them first.”
Okay, let’s do it.