1. 'Quantum of Solace' Press Conference Held This Past Weekend

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-04-22

    WARNING: Possible spoilers

    A press conference for Quantum of Solace was held this past weekend at Tremosine, Italy.

    Focusing specifically on the filming at Lake Garda, the James Bond event featured second unit director Dan Bradley, executive producer Anthony Waye and line producer Guido Cerasuolo in attendance.

    According to a report from (via, several details regarding the action-packed opening of the 007 film were revealed at the conference.

    First up was the news that the Aston Martin DBS which took a dive into Lake Garda a few days ago did not slow down the production at the location. That specific vehicle was actually intended to make an appearance at the conference.

    Second unit director Bradley mentioned that the Lake Garda sequence would make up approximately 11 minutes of the film’s running time. He further stated that this could increase if they were able to film more scenes in the upcoming days, but this was heavily dependent on the weather.

    A posted translated email from also reveals further information:

    The scene is described as the first sequence of the movie–15 minutes or so where we see a spectacular car chase, a tremendous crash and then a gunfight. This scene is a Second Unit, directed by Dan Breadley. It’s a car chase along the Gardesana, a famous and beautiful road around the lake (which is the biggest lake in Italy), between Malcesine, Limone and Tremosine: they closed the road and mounted some cameras on some Aston Martins to do some camera car. The scenes involves 40 stuntmen (half italian and half european stuntmen), six doubles of Daniel Craig, many Aston Martin DBS (we published a video of the camera-car) and a Black Alfa Romeo 159 (a famous Italian Car), which was the bad guy’s car.

    They’re going to shoot in Gargnano and Limone until 25 April. Daniel Craig is resting in London after filming in Siena and Chile, but he’ll be available to shoot some reverse shots if the weather is good. It’s almost sure he’ll be in Carrara between April 25 and May 13, where they’ll film some important scenes in the very famous quarries of marble, with a flying camera (I think they’ll use cables).

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