British director Sam Mendes jumps aboard the Bond-wagon with a serious-minded and surprisingly gothic take on the classic spy franchise. Featuring cinematography from the UK’s Roger Deakins, an original Oscar-winning song by Adele and British actors Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw and the late Helen McCrory and Albert Finney.
When Bond's (Daniel Craig) latest mission goes wrong, agents around the world are exposed and MI6 is attacked. With M's (Judi Dench) authority questioned by Mallory (Ralph Fiennes), the new Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee, she turns to her one remaining ally. 007 follows a trail to the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem), a man from M’s past with a lethal secret.