The 23rd installment in the James Bond franchise, and the third entry of the Daniel Craig era, will officially be titled Skyfall, according to Coming Soon. Skyfall, which has been plagued by delays since 2009, will be helmed by first-time Bond director, Sam Mendes.

While the last Bond movie, 2008's Quantum of Solace, was a direct sequel to 2006's Casino Royale, Skyfall will exist as its own movie without any ties to previous installments. In this movie, "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," according to the press release provided by Coming Soon

Aside from Daniel Craig and Judi Dench returning as Bond and M respectively, the cast is rounded out by Bond rookies, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, and Albert Finney. Skyfall will go into production on Monday, November 7, and will be released in the UK and Ireland on October 26, 2012 and North America on November 9, 2012. 

[via Coming Soon