'Romolo' has just posted news in the Die Another Day Forums of an interview with Pierce Brosnan that has recently appeared in 'Total Film' magazine. In the interview Pierce reveals some interesting information on two villains from the film; Zao and Gustav Graves.
Some of the information may be treated as some as a plot spoiler, so you'll have to highlight the news to read it.
Romolo has posted some of the more interesting quotes that Pierce made.
To begin with Pierce mentions that Zao “goes to Cuba for a makeover – gene therapy, in fact.” The news doesn’t come as a complete surprise as we’ve heard countless rumours about Zao’s Cuban visit and we’ve also seen a gimplse of the gene therapy in the teaser trailer. However, it’s interesting to consider that Pierce refers to the operation as “gene therapy” as opposed to a facial transformation, which is a rumour that has existed since news leaked out of Korea last November.
Pierce also makes a mention of the films villain Gustav Graves saying that Graves “wants to take over the world. He’s this entrepreneurial fellow who owns a satellite which is basically another sun in the sky…it’s a world domination thing.” What Pierce is referring to is the Icarus satellite which Graves will control. Of course the name finds its roots in Greek mythology, Icarus having flown to close to sun died, hence Graves has a solar powered weapon. The Icarus Satellite will be the weapon that destroys the Ice Palace.
Pierce has also made a comment on his character of James Bond in Die Another Day. Again, some people may regard this as a spoiler so you'll have to highlight to read;
Pierce has revealed that in Die Another Day Bond is “the outside man. He’s the one who’s been betrayed, and who’s trying to get back in. Everything’s taken away, so he becomes a renegade.” While we’re not quite sure how Bond has been betrayed, footage from 60 Minutes has shown Bond saying to M “You burned me”, so no doubt Bond being an outsider is related to this.
No doubt some fans will note the reference to Bond being a “renegade” much like he was in License To Kill, a notion that may ‘disturb’ some fans. Personally I’m sure that the producers would never return to the time of License To Kill. They’re learnt their lesson and the past Brosnan films have shown that they’re moving on.
And finally, a big thanks to Romolo for sending this news in to us!