1. 'Quantum of Solace' Behind-The-Scenes Video

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-02-07
    Daniel Craig is James Bond

    Daniel Craig is James Bond in Quantum of Solace

    WARNING: Possible plot spoilers

    A brand new behind-the scenes video for Quantum of Solace was revealed today at AOL Moviefone.

    Featuring interviews with Daniel Craig, director Marc Forster and producer Michael G. Wilson, this 2:46 long video also shows off brand new footage from the newest James Bond film, including some high-tension scenes between 007 and Dame Judi Dench’s ‘M’ and a brief scene between ‘M’ and Bill Tanner (played by Rory Kinnear) discussing a ‘Mr. Slate’ (more on that character here).

    Director Marc Forster

    Director Marc Forster

    An interview with Marc Forster gets the video off to a start. Discussing the difficulties in following up the massively successful Casino Royale, the director states: ‘What I loved about the last Bond was that it was Daniel Craig’s reinvention of the character. People now have huge expectations with this being a follow-up to Casino Royale. It’s scary, you know? It’s a hard thing to do.’

    ‘It’s funny, when I started shooting, you’re watching Judi Dench or Daniel and there’s a very weird feeling when you’re doing it,’ Forster continues. ‘You suddenly have this feeling that I’m very familiar with these characters, but still creating something different, or having a different point of view.’

    Craig also commented on the current state of production: ‘It’s falling into place, you know, it’s a big piece of machinery to get going and we’ve got to make this one better. We’ve got expectation against us now. There’s a lot more work to do on this one, or it seems that way–maybe I’ve just got selective memory about the last one because [Casino Royale] seemed like a walk in the park compared to this one now.’

    ‘Obviously with a director like Marc, there’s a different feeling on the set, but I think everybody’s very psyched about it and very excited about the prospect of creating something different.’

    Producer Michael G. Wilson

    Producer Michael G. Wilson

    Michael G. Wilson once again brought up the action quota for Quantum of Solace, something that seems to have greatly increased since Craig’s debut 007 film: ‘In the last film, Daniel was amazing in the action work and this film has more than doubled it. There’s a lot of different action sequences. He’s had to do a lot more extensive training than he did in the last film.’

    ‘We’re two or three weeks in and, you know, we’ve barely started yet. We’ve barely scratched the surface,’ added Craig.

    The video also gives Bond fans a sneak peak at a fight sequence featuring Bond, Craig’s stunt training, jet boat practice and stunt driving. Eagle-eyed fans can also spot Gemma Arterton’s Agent Fields as well as the return of Felix Leiter (once again played by Jeffrey Wright).

    Click here to view the Quantum of Solace behind-the-scenes video.

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