First Official “Skyfall” Photo Arrives has posted up the first official still from the new James Bond film “Skyfall”.

While the previously released shot of Bond from behind hanging out by a pool was from the production, that appears to have been an on-set photograph rather than a straight up official publicity still.

This shot is more generic and along the lines of what people were expecting – Daniel Craig holding a gun and looking off screen.

The icing here that makes it work is the little touches – the rich lighting and colour along with the neon Asian lettering (shades of “Blade Runner”) as the scene is set in Shanghai. Bond himself sports a light beard giving him a grizzled appearance.

Makes a nice contrast to all those early “Quantum of Solace” shots of him looking dapper in Tom Ford suits in the middle of the desert.