WARNING: Possible plot spoilers
As earlier reported on CommanderBond.net, the title of Daniel Craig’s second James Bond film was revealed as Quantum of Solace.
The Producers Speak
As literary 007 fans are well aware, the title comes from a lesser known short story included in Ian Fleming’s 1960 For Yor Eyes Only collection. Producer Michael G. Wilson stated that the title was only decided a few days ago and added that Quantum of Solace would begin ‘literally an hour after the last film left off.’ ‘We thought it was an intriguing title and referenced what happened to Bond and what is happening in the film,’ he said.
Interestingly enough, Wilson also said that Quantum of Solace would feature ‘twice as much action’ as 2006’s Casino Royale. A report from Sky News stated: ‘It will have more gadgets and twice as much action as Casino Royale. And Daniel Craig seems happy to do more Bond films. Producers are talking to him on a film by film basis.’
‘It is not a revenge movie,’ added producer Barbara Broccoli. ‘It’s a lot more complicated than that. It has lots of action but it also deals with the inner turmoil Bond is feeling.’
When asked if Eva Green, who portrayed Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale would be returning in a flashback for this film, Broccoli stated: ‘There are no flashbacks in the film, but she’s certainly on Bond’s mind.’
Quantum of Solace sees James Bond out for revenge on a mission that takes him to Austria, Italy and South America.
According to the synopsis, Bond girl Camille, played by Ukrainian-born Olga Kurylenko, leads the secret agent to Dominic Greene, member of a mysterious organization and a ruthless businessman, seeking to control huge natural resources.
Greene is played by Mathieu Amalric, who starred in the Oscar-nominated The Diving Bell and Butterfly. The plot follows on directly from Casino Royale as Bond aims to uncover the truth about Vesper, the beauty who betrayed him, and discovers that she had been blackmailed. ‘James Bond is after revenge, and Camille is after revenge and they have slightly different goals, but in the end they are going to have to collaborate,’ Kurylenko told reporters.
Additionally, Empire Online uncovered further details regarding the plot for Quantum of Solace:
The plot centres on an attempted coup in a South American country. Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric) wants to control one of the world’s most important natural resources and to aid in this he makes a deal with an exiled South American general to get him back into power.
Olga Kurylenko’s character, Camille, is half Ukrainian and half South American. She leads Bond to Greene in his effort to find out more about Vesper, the woman he loved and lost in Casino Royale.
Empire also reports that Mathieu Amalric isn’t planning on portraying the newest Bond villain as a larger than life figure. He said: ‘He’s not an over the top villian… no scars, no metal jaw–he is nude [which Empire assumes meaning no visual oddities].’
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