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  1. 'Quantum of Solace' – The Press Conference

    Daniel Craig is James Bond in Quantum of Solace

    CommanderBond.net has scored several pictures from the press conference held at Pinewood Studios earlier today where Quantum of Solace was announced as the title of Daniel Craig’s second James Bond film.

    According to the BBC News, ‘reporters were shown a minute of footage from the new film, including Bond swinging on a rope after an explosion at an art gallery in Siena, Italy. Another scene showed him meeting M–played by Dame Judi Dench–outside in the snow.’


    'Quantum of Solace' Press Conference

    Quantum of Solace Press Conference
    Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko and Gemma Arterton

    On a tour of the main Bond set at Pinewood, journalists were shown 3 stages, all of them set in Siena. In the largest, two actors including Craig’s stunt double, swung from ropes and fought in an old art gallery.

    Quantum of Solace sees James Bond out for revenge on a mission that takes him to Austria, Italy and South America.


    'Quantum of Solace' Press Conference

    Quantum of Solace Press Conference
    Daniel Craig, Dame Judi Dench and Marc Forster

    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.


    'Quantum of Solace' Press Conference

    Quantum of Solace Press Conference
    Bond girls Olga Kurylenko and Gemma Arterton

    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.


    'Quantum of Solace' Press Conference

    Quantum of Solace Press Conference
    The Cast and Crew

    At the event, Craig discussed title with the press, stating: ‘Ian Fleming had written about relationships. When they go wrong, when there’s nothing left, when the spark has gone, when the fire’s gone out, there’s no quantum of solace.’

    ‘And at the end of the last movie, Bond has the love of his life taken away from him and he never got that quantum of solace.’


    'Quantum of Solace' Press Conference

    Quantum of Solace Press Conference
    Mathieu Amalric, Olga Kurylenko, Daniel Craig and Gemma Arterton

    Craig added that Quantum of Solace would follow 007 as he goes out ‘to find the guy who’s responsible.’

    ‘So he’s looking for revenge, you know, to make himself happy with the world again. But it, the title, also alludes to something else in the film,’ he added.






    Olga Kurylenko is Camille / Mathieu Amalric is Dominic Greene / Gemma Arterton is MI6 Agent Fields
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    Empire Online also points out that Craig Quantum of Solace ‘more of a classical Bond movie. There’s a touch of Ken Adam (production designer who created some of the most famous Bond filmm sets) and ’60s spy movie.’


    'Quantum of Solace' Press Conference

    Quantum of Solace Press Conference

    Craig further added that Bond will be ‘misbehaving more this time,’ although there won’t be anything like Casino Royale‘s torture sequence because ‘Bond’s dealing it out more this time.’

    And what about those swimming trunks from Casino Royale? ‘I wish!,’ said producer Barbara Broccoli. ‘I’m still trying…’

    ‘Barbara’s insisting,’ interjects producer Michael G. Wilson.

    CBn will be updating throughout the day for all the latest news and complete coverage of Quantum of Solace–just keep your eyes on the main page.

    Devin Zydel @ 2008-01-24
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