The official Twitter account for James Bond (@007) has tweeted this first image from the set of ‘Skyfall’ as ‘Action!’ was called for the first time this morning at 8.45am. Directed by Sam Mendes, ‘Skyfall’ will see Daniel Craig and Judi Dench continue their roles. The cast also includes Naomie Harris as a field agent named Eve, Javier Bardem as the lead villain, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, French actress Bérénice Marlohe as “a glamous enigmatic character,” and Ralph Fiennes, who’s role has been described as “darkly complex.”

I’ve got high hopes for ‘Skyfall,’ I’m a huge fan of Daniel Craig’s incarnation of James Bond. This latest chapter is being shot at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, Scotland, Whitehall in London, Shanghai and Istanbul. The screenplay is written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and John Logan. ‘Skyfall’ will begin its worldwide roll-out in the UK and Ireland on October 26th 2012 and in North America on November 9th 2012. The Director of Photography is Roger Deakins, a nine-time Oscar® nominee who previously shot the films ‘Jarhead’ and ‘Revolutionary Road’ for Mendes. Check out the synopsis below.

In SKYFALL, Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.