1. 'Quantum of Solace' – Official Blog Report #14

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-06-24

    The official Quantum of Solace blog has been updated today with another crew member from the 22nd James Bond 007 film: additional unit director Simon Crane.

    ‘I’m a second unit director for the boat sequence here in Panama,’ says Crane.

    ‘We’re doing a great sequence where James Bond leaps onto a motorbike and then onto a boat; chases after another boat, smashes into it, gets the girl, is in a shootout … it’s going to be very, very exciting.’

    ‘The complications are trying to make something new,’ Crane says of the sequence. ‘I mean, we did a fantastic boat sequence in The World is not Enough, so it’s trying to better that. What we’re trying to do is make it much more aggressive, much more natural. Just hard-hitting, real action. No CG.’

    ‘Daniel [Craig] is very active and very agile. He wants to get involved in everything and can drive this boat really well. And so, the more we can do with him, the better it’s going to be.’

    Be sure to click on the video link above for footage of Craig and Olga Kurylenko in the action-packed sequence.

    Simon Crane has been involved with the James Bond series going back to 1985’s A View to a Kill.

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