Skyfall director Sam Mendes finally had his moment of glory tonight scooping three gongs at the Jameson Empire Awards 2013.
Derek Watkins, the British trumpet player who played on every James Bond film soundtrack, has died aged 68, his close friend said today.
Olympic opening ceremony mastermind Danny Boyle has revealed he did not ask the Queen to appear in his James Bond skit - she volunteered.
- The Telegraph's Robbie Collin: "Skyfall shakes together familiar elements of the Ian Fleming canon - the cars, the guns, the exotic locales with the dames to match - into a blistering comic book escapade that the old Bond, and one suspects Fleming too, would find altogether alien."
- Guardian's Xan Brooks: "Skyfall allows sentimentality to cloud its judgment and loosen its tongue. In so doing, it risks blowing James Bond's cover for good."
- The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye: "A fantastic combination of 007 meets Bourne meets Spooks meets Home Alone."
Director Sam Mendes has promised James Bond fans will be treated to an "epic" movie when the long-awaited next instalment finally hits the cinemas later this month.
Mendes told Total Film that "Skyfall" would show 007 as a "three-dimensional" character and hinted it could be one of the longest films in the popular super-spy franchise.
The Oscar-winning director told the magazine, "As the movie progresses, it gets more epic. I loved the scale of it. I think there is a possibility that I put everything I've ever wanted to put in a Bond movie into this movie".
Tomorrow marks "Global James Bond Day", which kicks off with the first ever full airplay of the "Skyfall" theme tune - performed by Adele - at 0:07am.
The "Skyfall" premiere takes place on 23 October at the Royal Albert Hall.
A preview of Adele's track Skyfall for the new James Bond film appears to have been leaked on the music sharing website Sound Cloud. The track has been played more than 140,000 times in the last 24 hours.
Bond fans have welcomed Adele's "classic" theme for the latest 007 film after the short clip was released.
Ajay Chowdhury, from the James Bond International Fan Club, said: "It's a beautiful ballad that promises to become a Bondian classic. I can imagine it in the film, underlaid by Daniel Kleinman's titles - Bond fans are in for an aural treat."
A bookmaker has paid out on bets that Adele will be chosen to sing the new James Bond theme, before it has been confirmed.
William Hill originally offered 4-1 the record breaking singer would land the prize role, but had to shorten their odds due to the amount of bets placed.
There have been numerous reports that the London born star will sing the theme for Skyfall although no official announcement has been made.
London Tonight has been given a preview of the new James Bond film Skyfall which will be released in October.
Cineworld, the UK's largest cinema operator, is banking on James Bond saving the day following a drop in audience figures through the first half of the year.
Box office admissions fell 0.8% in the 26 weeks to June 28, although a small rise in ticket prices kept revenues up during the period.
But Cineworld said the release of the latest Bond film Skyfall, The Hobbit and the final entry in the Twilight series should bring a strong end of year boost.
Comic-book adventure Avengers Assemble was the top performer during the first half of the year, grossing more than £51 million in the UK.