A month before 007 returns to the big screen, the buzz has become almost deafening.
After a four-year layoff, Daniel Craig is back in action as the suave superspy, and from the looks of today's new trailer for Skyfall, James Bond's 23rd adventure promises enough high-flying stunts and explosions to please the franchise's rabid fan base.
For his latest mission, the martini-swilling secret agent finds MI6 coming under attack by a villain (Javier Bardem sporting creepy blonde hair, a far cry from his bowl-cut killer in No Country For Old Men) who just may have acquired a computer drive revealing the identity of every Double-O embedded in terrorist organizations around the world.
The 30-second TV teaser, now online, doesn't delve into the twists and turns of the plot so much as focus on the heart-pounding chases and thrills that Bond films are known for: Whether he's crashing a motorbike onto the top of a train (or through a window), evading gunfire, or dispensing a few bullets of his own.
And unlike 2008's Quantum of Solace—which saw a rather chaste 007 seeking revenge for the death in 2006's Casino Royale of his lover, Vesper Lynd—our hero does more than just flirt. When he's not making out in the shower with French stunner Berenice Marlohe, he's getting a close shave from a sexy field agent played by Naomie Harris
We'd say he's ready to get back to work, all right!