Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
While MGM, Sony, and EON Productions have been trying to keep a lid on all things Bond as the twenty-third film, Skyfall, races toward release, it was inevtiable that something was going to get out of hand. That something in this case is the title tune from Adele. Officially announced only days ago and partially leaked then, the full song has now hit the internet hours ahead of the planned “official” premiere. (That premiere is set for 0:07 GMT / 7:07EST tonight.)
This leak isn’t anything that is going to hurt the film, however, because the tune is a good one that calls back to the most classic notions of Bond. Rich in orchestral swells and Shirley Bassey overtones, this is a lush, gorgeous bit of audio to accompany Bond’s trip back to the big screen. You can purchase the track for real tomorrow, but in the meantime hit the break to listen to the whole thing.
Thankfully, Bond had the time to tweet a link to the lyric video for the tune:
As most likely know, Skyfall features a strong supporting cast in Javier Bardem, Bérénice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Judie Dench, Ben Whishaw, Ola Rapace, Helen McCrory, Tonia Sotiropoulou, and Albert Finney. The film opens in the UK on October 26 and the US on November 9th, with IMAX shows on the 8th.
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In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M (JUDI DENCH) is tested as her past returns to haunt her. 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. When Bond’s latest assignment goes gravely wrong and agents around the world are exposed, MI6 is attacked forcing M to relocate the agency. These events cause her authority and position to be challenged by Gareth Mallory (RALPH FIENNES), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee. With MI6 now compromised from both inside and out, M is left with one ally she can trust: Bond. 007 takes to the shadows – aided only by field agent, Eve (NAOMIE HARRIS) – following a trail to the mysterious Silva (JAVIER BARDEM), whose lethal and hidden motives have yet to reveal themselves.