Daniel Craig, Casino Royale
Credit: CASINO ROYALE: Jay Maidment

[UPDATE: After a brief detour through France, the Casino Royale trailer has made its way to the English-speaking world. (Francophile PopWatcher Nephilim’s flawless translation filled us in on the dialogue yesterday.) Personally, I got chills when M (Judi Dench)said “Any thug can kill.” Very true, Dame J. So how does a thug becomea suave Double 0? That’s the question Craig must answer with hisscuffed, unrefined take on Bond. Will a darker takeon the world’s favorite outsized near-caricature of a superspy getbouquets or brickbats from fans? You tell me.]

How do you say Casino Royale in French? As Quentin Tarantino might tell you, it’s ”Casino Royale with Cheese.” That’s what’s served up here on YouTube in this French-language teaser for the upcoming 007 movie. It’s disappointingly standard-looking — stunts, fireballs, chicks in bathing suits emerging slowly from the surf. Ah, but there’s that dubbed French dialogue between Bond (Daniel Craig, pictured) and M (Judi Dench) that adds a patina of mystery… since my French is so rusty. Their momentary exchange went something like this:

And… scene!