First glimpse of the new James Bond film 'Skyfall'

The trailer for the upcoming James Bond film, Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as 007, has been released.

The clip starts with Bond seemingly taking part in a word association game and being startled when "Skyfall" is mentioned.

A London underground train crashing through a building, a line of coffins all draped in the Union Jack and a glimpse of Bond girl Naomie Harris also feature in the short trailer.

Naomie Harris in a Skyfall scene with Daniel Craig. Credit: Sony

The release of Skyfall - which is directed by Sam Mendes - celebrates the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series and is the 23rd official 007 movie.

The first official shot of Skyfall from a scene set in Shanghai. Credit: Columbia Pictures/EON Productions

Skyfall will be Craig's third Bond film after his critically acclaimed debut Casino Royale in 2006 and Quantum of Solace in 2008.

Ralph Fiennes (centre) and Judi Dench will also appear in Skyfall. Credit: Sony

The latest film will see Judi Dench reprise her role as M and feature Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Albert Finney and Berenice Marlohe.

  • Skyfall is set to be released in the UK on October 26 2012.