UPDATE 21.03.14 – I have just been sent this which explains it all. I think it was a pretty lousy thing to do, but did get the song out there I suppose:
Dear James Bond fans,
Dear Sony Pictures, MGM, Aeon productions,
We are the team behind the buzz for the “Come and Dive” teaser that you have probably heard of. First thing, we do apologize if any harm of any kind has been made. Our only aim producing this video was to make you discover an amazing girl and talented unsigned artist that we love: Benedict.
The teaser was fake, her songs are real.
Singer, poet, painter, sand listener… Benedict was born in one of the most remote places on earth, a few kilometers from one of the world’s biggest crater fields. She grew up in the heart of a wild, rebellious nature, of breathtaking beauty. This will shape her music: rock and deep emotion, with a strange and velvety voice.
END OF UPDATE
I have just been sent the first teaser trailer and name for Bond 24. At least I think I have. It all seems legit, but something doesn’t ring true. Maybe it is just the suddenness of the announcement or the title of the film, Come and Dive. My gut does say this is a fake, but a lot of work has gone into it.
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli today present an early teaser for 24th James Bond adventure, entitled COME AND DIVE. The film, from Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his fourth film as James Bond 007.
COME AND DIVE will begin its worldwide roll-out in UK theaters on October 23, 2015 and in US theaters on November 6, 2015.
In COME AND DIVE, Bond will be swept away by a dangerous love story. As MI6 rises from its ashes, 007 must protect a mysterious stranger and unveil long forgotten secrets.
COME AND DIVE marks the return of Daniel Craig as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007, as well as Ralph Fiennes as M. The film also stars Naomie Harris as Miss Moneypenny. The film is directed by Sam Mendes.
007 fans can learn more about COME AND DIVE at the COME AND DIVE Facebook page
I must admit I did not think that they were this far along with Bond 24, but it has come to me via normal channels. Come and Dive is a bit of a weird name, but then most Bond movie names are. Is this real or fake?
It looks like it was shot at Colleville-sur-Me (thanks to Franck Brissard for that). If it is fake does anyone know what the footage of Daniel Craig is from? It could be bits from Skyfall.
Looking at the Facebook page, on the likes there are the usual ones you would expect – Craig, Mendes etc – then there is one for a person called Benedict. Turns out that she is a singer and, would you believe it, she sings the sone featured in the clip below. An awful lot of work has gone into making this seem legit.
UPDATE: The video has been pulled from YouTube by Sony (although it is still on the Sony Media player) so a fake it was. Well done to them for putting so much effort into it, but if they faked emails from Sony employees is that considered fraud?
The trailer is also on the Sony Media player.