First 'Skyfall' Video Blog From Director Sam Mendes

Well, EON Productions and Sam Mendes have a thing or two to learn from Peter Jackson, but here's the first video blog for Skyfall, the twenty-third James Bond movie. Since Mendes and his crew aren't building a whole world in the way that Peter Jackson did with Middle-Earth, it is probably unreasonable to expect ten-minute journeys through the film's landscape. But this Skyfall blog, which is dedicated to Mendes' affection for this particular incarnation of Bond, ends just as it is getting started. Check it out below regardless.

So that video shows Mendes on a couple locations that will be familiar to anyone who has been closely following the few stills released from the film. But there's nothing particularly revelatory yet.

There's also this still of Judi Dench on the set of the film, which appeared yesterday on Facebook.

Skyfall also features Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Berenice Malohe and Naomie Harris as the primary cast. Release is set in Europe for October 26th, 2012, with the film hitting the US on November 9th.