1. James Bond To Dazzle Lake Garda In Mid-April

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-04-03
    Locanda Punta San Vigilio

    Locanda Punta San Vigilio

    WARNING: Possible spoilers

    While the crew of the Quantum of Solace have been busy in both Siena, Italy and Chile over the past few weeks, 007 will be taking Italy’s Lake Garda by storm come mid-April–reports

    As previously noted by, the Bond crew are set to commence filming at the largest and deepest lake in Italy on 14 April.

    Filming will include a major action sequence that will be apart of the opening scenes of Quantum of Solace. While fans have known for quite some time now that 007’s Aston Martin DBS will be featured, this new report specifically notes that the ‘most spectacular sequence of all will see Bond’s classic Aston Martin tearing away from the scene of a collision at breakneck speed, leaving behind a car and a truck. The truck then explodes into flames and ends up in the lake.’

    The report further adds that a specially designed net will catch the truck before it actually lands in the water.

    The 11 days of shooting at Lake Garda will also coincide with the arrival (on 10 April) of the travelling James Bond Memorabilia Show exhibition, highlighting the life and work of Ian Fleming as part of the centenary celebrations being put together this year.

    Second unit director Dan Bradley

    Second unit director Dan Bradley

    Bond continuation author Raymond Benson will be attending the show on the 19th and 20th. Additionally, Dan Bradley, second unit director on Quantum of Solace, will also be at the event on the 20th to give a talk and share some behind-the-scenes details to those in attendance. In effect, a dose of both the literary and cinematic 007 for fans.

    For further, in depth details about Quantum of Solace opening action sequence, check out CBn’s overview: Part I | Part II.

    Stay tuned to the CBn main page for the most up-to-date and complete coverage of Quantum of Solace.