Last month, CommanderBond.net first alerted readers that design company MK12 had been signed up to handle the main title sequence for Quantum of Solace.
Director Marc Forster had chosen the group for the 22nd James Bond film after previously working with them on his two most recent films, 2007’s The Kite Runner and 2006’s Stranger Than Fiction.
Since then, the company has posted an update of their own on their official website letting fans know about their progress on the 007 film as well as the fact that they’ll additionally be contributing to the Quantum of Solace game from Activision:
Quantum of Solace
We’re currently hard at work on the next James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, directed by Marc Forster, starring Daniel Craig and produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson.
We’re directing and designing the main title sequence and have just wrapped the 4-day shoot at Pinewood Studio’s stage D. The talent & crew were brilliant and we’re really appreciative of all the hard work and determination everyone brought to the set. While we can’t say much about it, we can say that we are very happy with what we shot and are now busy weaving it all together. The shoot was lensed by Simon Chaudoir. Have you seen his reel? Geez.
Also, we’re in charge of developing, designing & animating the graphical interfaces throughout the film. Watch the trailer to spot a sample of our work.
We’re revisiting those same designs as a foundation for the cinematics in Activision’s upcoming Quantum of Solace game, due out around the same time as the film. We’re also designing the game’s title sequence in collaboration with Zoic.
Quantum of Solace is out in cinemas October 31 in the UK and November 7 in the US.
This new update from MK12 seems to confirm that regular main title designer Daniel Kleinman won’t be participating on Quantum of Solace titles.
Kleinman, who first came to the world of Bond through his work on the Gladys Knight music video for 1989’s Licence to Kill, took over from Maurice Binder as main title designer and has contributed to all four of the Pierce Brosnan Bond films as well as Craig’s debut in Casino Royale.
Keep your eyes on the CommanderBond.net main page for the most up-to-date and complete coverage of Quantum of Solace.