With Quantum of Solace‘s tumultuous script history in mind, it’s not surprising that numerous ideas never made the final cut of the latest James Bond film. New York Magazine today reveals a particularly major twist that was ultimately rejected by 007 producers.
Director Marc Forster
Quantum director Marc Forster told the magazine, “[Writer Paul] Haggis had an idea [the producers] weren’t fond of, and I didn’t know if it would work or not. The idea was that Vesper in the last movie, maybe she had a kid, and there would be an orphan out there.”
Forster continued, “It wasn’t anything to insult the franchise. But they felt it wasn’t particularly Bond – him looking for the kid. I think Paul thought he just leaves the kid, he doesn’t deal with it. But [the producers] thought that would be really nasty, too, because Bond was an orphan himself. If he would find a kid, would he just leave it? They were so vehemently against it.”
“That was the only time I saw, really, ‘No, we can’t do that.’ They said, ‘Once he finds the kid, Bond can’t just leave the kid. It’s not right.'”
The report comes after Quantum of Solace‘s original cliffhanger ending was revealed (spoilers abound in our full report).
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