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James Bond fans have been given a rare glimpse of the upcoming film "Skyfall" which is due for release in October and is arguably among the most highly anticipated films of the year.
Producers are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series with the release of "Skyfall," the 23rd James Bond film ever made.
Fans have anxiously awaited four years for a new 007 film, following the 2008 release of the last Bong movie "Quantum of Solace."
"Skyfall," which reportedly has a $150 million budget, is produced by Eon Productions for MGM, Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The film is centered around secret agent James Bond's loyalty to his commanding officer know as "M," which is challenged over secrets from her past. Bond seeks out to eliminate the threat in his usual dare devil-like fashion, after M16 is attacked.
"Some men are coming to kill us...we're gonna kill them first," Award winning actor Daniel Craig as Bond is heard saying in the mini trailer.
Craig, a renowned English actor who shot to fame in the 2006 007 film "Casino Royale," resumes his role as Bond which some critics attribute to popular demand.
Spanish actor Javier Bardem plays the main villain "Raoul Silva," and English theater and film actor Ralph Fiennes plays "Mallory," who is a government agent.
English actress Judi Dench returns as Bond's commanding officer "M," and other cast members include actress Naomie Melanie Harris and actor Albert Finney among others.
Some critics believe that producers released the teaser trailer for promotional purposes and to reveal what one editor referred to as the film's "new visual style."
"Well these teasers are very important now to Hollywood...to the big studios. I mean there's so much information getting out there through the internet that it's important for them to kind of filter and funnel the information as much as possible and have a sense of control over it," Dan Jolin of Empire told BBC.
"But with Bond in particular they do have a new Director on Board Sam Mendes, now he comes from a very different background...much more artistic. So I think they're very keen to show off the new visual style that this movie's gonna have," he added.