1. Marc Forster: A Different Style For James Bond

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-06-27
    Director Marc Forster

    Director Marc Forster

    Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster has just given a new interview to MSN Movies UK, where he discusses editing, action sequences, on-set accidents, the upcoming teaser trailer and a new style for the 22nd James Bond adventure.

    ‘We wrapped the film around a week ago and now I’m in post-production and have started the editing process,’ Forster said. ‘We have four weeks to cut the film, then we have a preview, and then two more weeks and then we lock pictures. It’s a very tight schedule’.

    As previously stated, Forster is aiming for a leaner 007 film by having Quantum of Solace run at ‘just under two hours’. In the past, Tomorrow Never Dies was the first Bond film since the 1960’s to have a run time under the two-hour mark. On the flip side, Daniel Craig’s debut in Picture: Daniel Craig

    Daniel Craig is James Bond in Quantum of Solace

    Stylistically, [Quantum of Solace] will be very different,’ Forster continued. ‘I approached the film very differently and it’s going in a different direction. There was more action in Casino Royale, but my goal was to bring it back to the 60s and early 70s. I was always inspired by the early Bond films–Dr. No, Goldfinger–and the sets designed by Ken Adam. I want to go back to the feel of the old set designs, which were incredibly interesting and ahead of their time. I felt the look of the Bond franchise was a little bit neglected in the last decade–to make a more stylish Bond is a little more interesting.’

    'Quantum of Solace'

    Quantum of Solace

    When the ‘twice as much’ action question came up, Forster briefly described some of the standout sequences that fans could expect to see in the film: ‘There’s an airplane sequence that’s a real cat-and-mouse game,’ he said. ‘I think it’s really breathtaking and a lot of fun. Another scene is the finale of a foot chase in Vienna during which they crash into a cathedral and there’s a fight. I really like that sequence; I feel I haven’t seen it in any film before.’

    And what about the teaser trailer everyone is eagerly awaiting?

    ‘It’s a teaser and I’m really happy with it. Even in a minute and a half, I think it captures the essence and the feel of the movie. I feel great about it and I have a really good feeling about the movie. I hope audiences will enjoy it as well.’

    Only a matter of days until 007 fans around the world get to experience it…

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