The coming Bond film Skyfall has gathered a monumental cast behind the camera, with American Beauty and Road to Peridition director Sam Mendes at the helm and Jarhead and No Country for Old Men cinematographer Roger Deakins at the cameras. In the latest videoblog for the production, Medes and producer Michael Wilson discuss the reappearance of legendary on-camera talent in the form of the Aston Martin DB5.

The DB5 has been seen as recently as Casino Royale, but that spent barely a moment on screen and belonged to a villain. In Skyfall, the DB5 has a fuller role, and it has the same plate number as it did in its first appearance in Goldfinger: BMT 216A. It isn't the original car, though – which has a meandering history and was stolen in Boca Raton, Florida in 1997. Not that we care; we're just waiting for the movie's release on October 26. In the meantime, you can watch the videoblog below.



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      michigan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Movie shill blog
      zanarditypes
      • 2 Years Ago
      Obviously it's a great car. That said - enough with 50 years ago, already. Let's create some new "history" instead of rehashing the old. People wanted to see Connery driving the DB5 because it was state of the art back then. I don't care to see Daniel Craig driving some classic machinery like he's on his way to a Concourse D'Elegance. A nod to the past now and then is cool and gives us longtime fans a smile... to a point. But it's time to move on.
        Synthono
        • 2 Years Ago
        @zanarditypes
        It might be a good idea to see the context before you start grousing that Bond is in something old. It's not like the DB5 is in every film, anyway. And Fleming's Bond was famously fond of a gunmetal grey Blower Bentley that everyone kept telling him was archaic, so why can't the Bond of the films be fond of an old car that's not modern but has immense charm and panache?
        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        @zanarditypes
        Why can't there be a few glorious nostalgic scenes of Bond Craig in a vintage DB5? Don't worry, I bet there would be at least one brand new Aston Martin (or other exotic?) that gets driven hard and destroyed in the briefest of chase scenes.
          Teleny411
          • 2 Years Ago
          @k_m94
          Bond seems like the type of guy who uses a new Aston for work, but would have the taste for a DB5 as his personal ride.
      • 2 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      Christopher
      • 2 Years Ago
      The DB5 is definitely a cool old car, but isn't James Bond supposed to be about the latest and greatest that Technology has to offer? If so, would he go retro? I don't think so. I would suggest the 2012 DBS, or better yet, the 2012 V12 Vantage. Tricked out of course with everything that the Techies can squeeze into her.
      alfredschrader
      • 2 Years Ago
      The "Hotwheels" video is cooler.
      sggoods
      • 2 Years Ago
      It has a battery that's made in China and it can't tow anything, please tell me it ain't?!