When the topic of a James Bond title sequence is brought up, the discussion very often centers on the naked, silhouetted dancing Bond girls who are seen striking all sorts of poses.
After being featured in literally every single title sequence from 1963’s From Russia with Love onwards, Bond fans were a bit surprised when it was revealed that series regular Daniel Kleinman had decided not to incorporate them in the titles for Daniel Craig’s debut 007 film, 2006’s Casino Royale. He opted instead for an innovative casino card-based design that still met with general approval amongst fans.
However, the Bond community will be pleased to know those girls are making a return in Quantum of Solace.
The Sun reports that 26-year-old dancer Franky Wedge, previously featured in the Ministry of Sound’s ‘Pump It Up Dancemix’ exercise DVD series, has been confirmed as one of the featured dancers for the Bond titles.
She said: ‘I had an audition and I thought there was no way I was going to get it. There were ten foot tall skinny models and I was like, “Oh right”.’
‘I was actually in Milan when they told me I’d got the part, so I had to fly straight home to do a rehearsal.’
Director Marc Forster
Joining her in the Quantum of Solace titles is friend Jessica Grist.
‘We had to get a bit naked,’ Franky added. ‘We were wearing some things just to cover certain bits of us, but it had to look like we had nothing on! I haven’t actually seen the end result yet, some of it is computer generated.’
Although they’ve yet to receive tickets to the film’s theatrical premiere, Franky said: ‘We’re so excited and we’ve never been to a premiere before. We could be the new Bond girls. Home grown!’
The Quantum of Solace main title sequence is created by design company MK12. Director Marc Forster hired the company to ‘reintroduce the graphics for Bond’ after having a successful working relationship with them on his earlier movies.
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