Skyfall just dropped a new trailer, and, while it doesn’t show anything new, it features Adele’s crooning theme as its backdrop.
Adele’s theme is now becoming an integral part of the marketing for Bond’s latest adventure, notes the Guardian. The track, named for the film, has received much attention and acclaim over the past week, garnering greater focus than perhaps the film itself. The British singer hinted at her involvement with the film before confirming it outright via Twitter. An excerpt leaked many days later with the full track debuting shortly thereafter.
Skyfall feels more and more like a comeback for the character of James Bond (and for studio MGM). Though the character was rebooted in 2006 with the enormously successful Casino Royale, the Marc Forster-helmed follow-up Quantum of Solace in 2008 felt, to many, like a misstep in the long-running franchise. With MGM facing bankruptcy, it felt as though Bond would never find his feet again despite his acclaimed portrayal by the steely Daniel Craig.
Skyfall‘s themes seem to echo public sentiment, with Craig’s Bond “returning from the dead” and showing that his skills may have become rusted from neglect. Director Sam Mendes (of American Beauty and Road to Perdition) paints a colorful, rich atmosphere, returning the franchise to to its classic 60s roots (complete with sky gadgets and megalomania) whilst preserving the rebooted series’ grounded, realistic tone.
The film also notably serves as the third entry in a formula that somewhat shadows Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. The first film introduced a new Bond, the second raised the stakes, and now Skyfall sees Bond returning after a period of retirement.
Skyfall opens in the US on November 9, 2012. Check out the Adele-themed trailer below followed by two TV spots: