WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS
Quantum of Solace
Lucky journalists in the UK and Ukraine were treated to 10 and 20 minute previews, respectively, of Quantum of Solace earlier this week.
Bond girl Olga Kurylenko attended the Ukraine event, which was held last night in Kiev. The 20-minute James Bond preview was shown to selected journalists roughly an hour before the red carpet party held later that night.
In an effort to keep a lid on the film, Sony Pictures Releasing International confiscated all digital devices at the screening and enforced non-disclosure agreements which are in effect until 20 October.
TV-Digest.ru reports that a similar Quantum of Solace press screening is planned for 12 October at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Moscow. Kurylenko will join Daniel Craig, director Marc Forster and producer Barbara Broccoli for a press conference the following day.
And now for the really good part…
Mathieu Amalric is Dominic Greene
The always eccentric Ain’t It Cool News website has posted a spoiler-filled review of the 10 minutes of footage they saw from the 22nd Bond film.
Of particular note is a sequence where Bond states ‘this man and I have some unfinished business’ (as featured in the trailer) to a woman named Corinne (played by Stana Katic). As first mentioned on CommanderBond.net back in April, this scene comes at the end of the film and features a confrontation between Bond and Yusef (played by Simon Kassianides), a man who carries an Algerian Love Knot, first seen in Vesper Lynd’s possession in Casino Royale.
An extension of what was seen in the trailers of the Mr. White interrogation sequence is also featured. After the rather sinister line ‘we have people everywhere’, White then turns to MI6 traitor Henry Mitchell and says: ‘am I right?’–which then results in a gun battle between Mitchell and Bond (this eventually transitions to the action-packed Siena chase between the two).
Olga Kurylenko is Camille
‘There’s one sequence in which Bond prepares Camille to take a life that is so loaded with tension that it seems out of place in the action-heavy film. He talks about the listening to the adrenaline versus remembering your training, and it’s such a great speech that it reminds you we are dealing with the single greatest pure actor to ever play James Bond.’
Naturally, a little banter between 007 and the unsettling Dominic Greene is also thrown in:
Greene: ‘My friends call me Dominic.’
Bond: ‘I’m sure they do.’
There’s much more, including knife fights, Bond meeting Camille, the concerns of ‘M’, and selected scenes with Agent Fields, Felix Leiter, and Rene Mathis. Click here for the full report.
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