1. More 'Quantum Of Solace' Plot Details Emerge

    By Tim Roth on 2008-01-25
    Picture: Daniel Craig

    Daniel Craig is James Bond in Quantum of Solace

    In a well researched article,
    BBC reveals more plot details from the latest James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.

    While already revealed in some early footage that Bond has a fight outside an
    art gallery in Siena, Italy, the report adds that also a “cavernous interior” of this gallery has been built in Pinewood Studios. “Several statues—some eight metres tall—stand around the gallery set, wrapped in clear plastic—presumably to protect them from the pyrotechnics.”

    'Quantum of Solace' Press Conference

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

    Producer Michael G. Wilson also revealed that the film will begin in Italy—with a big car chase in the streets of Siena. Presumably, the chase will pass
    into a foot chase that partly has already been shot in Italy in August 2007.
    Part of the chase could also be a complex of tunnels—the Siena cisterns—which “are so realistic that you feel genuinely deep underground when walking through them.”

    Another Siena-based set is a subterranean MI6 safe-house with a deep-water
    well. “It’s more like a crypt out of a Harry Potter film, with massive stone columns and huge wooden beams.” Certainly, one of the Ken Adam-like sets that producers spoke about yesterday.

    Wilson also mentioned an ambitious free-fall sequence involving
    motion-control cameras.

    'Quantum of Solace' Press Conference

    Quantum of Solace Press Conference
    The Cast and Crew

    Reporters were also able to get a glimpse of scenes that were filmed in M’s
    Office—“a massive two-storey interior with ultra-modern décor, marble floors and frosted glass doors.” When M wants privacy, she can touch a button and the glass wall that separates their offices frosts over. The report comments, “Not
    as impressive as an invisible car—nor as ridiculous.” will keep you updated with all the latest news and details on Quantum of Solace.