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  1. Possible 'Quantum of Solace' Opening Sequence Details

    Daniel Craig is James Bond

    Daniel Craig is James Bond

    WARNING: Possible plot spoilers

    As first reported by CommanderBond.net back in October 2007, Lago di Garda, the largest and deepest lake in Italy, was set to make an appearance in the newest James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.

    According to the report from German magazine Gardasee-Zeitung at the time, the opening sequences of the then-untitled 007 film would be shot ‘with the utmost probability’ on the eastern shores of the lake.

    Grand Hotel Fasano

    Grand Hotel Fasano

    Very recently, James Bond Web Italia posted an update on the filming of Quantum of Solace–including some possible opening sequence details.

    The report states that the cast and crew of the Bond film are scheduled to Malcesine, in the province of Verona (chosen as the location for the opening of the film), from 15-21 April to shoot some ‘breathtaking’ scenes between the resorts of Malcesine, Tempesta and Navene.

    A car chase at Lago di Garda–with speeds of up to 200 km/h (roughly 125 MPH)–will also reportedly be featured with overtaking and manoeuvres in a series of tunnels. An explosion at the end of the sequence will result from several motorists and a truck that try to avoid the cars engaged in the chase.

    Locanda Punta San Vigilio

    Locanda Punta San Vigilio

    The Bond production will then move to the village of Limone (this location and others exclusively confirmed by CBn this past month) in order to film a different part of the pursuit.

    According to this CBn article, the Limone shoot (as well as Tremosine) are scheduled to take place during the last two weeks of April.

    Scenes for Quantum of Solace will also reportedly be shot at the Locanda Punta San Vigilio and in the Grand Hotel Fasano in Gardone.

    Lago di Garda, which is located in the north of the country, is divided between the provinces of Verona (to the south-east), Brescia (south-west), and Trentino region (north). The lake is a major tourist destination, with a number of hotels and resorts along its shore.

    Keep your eyes on the CommanderBond.net main page for all the latest news and complete coverage of Quantum of Solace.

    Devin Zydel @ 2008-02-01
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