The title of the 22nd James Bond film is "Quantum
of Solace". MI6 reports on the new film, plus an
exclusive first look at the cast and characters...
Bond 22 Is "Quantum of Solace"
24th January 2008
The title of the 22nd James
Bond film has been officially confirmed as "Quantum
The title is from an Ian Fleming short story first published
in the 1960 collection "For Your Eyes Only".
Co-producer Michael Wilson told the BBC
today name had only been decided "a few days ago",
adding the story's start point would be "literally
an hour after the last film left off. "We thought
it was an intriguing title and referenced what happened
to Bond and what is happening in the film," he said.
Details of Daniel Craigs's second outing
as 007 were revealed at the production's first press conference,
(Thursday 24th January 2008) at Pinewood Studios in the
south of England. "Quantum of Solace" sees 007
out for revenge on a mission that takes him to Austria,
Italy and South
America. Filming for the latter location will take place
The plot follows on directly from "Casino
Royale," as Bond aims to uncover the truth about Vesper,
the beauty who betrayed him, and discovers that she had
Above: Daniel Craig as 007 in Quantum
of Solace, due out November 7th 2008
According to the synopsis, Bond
girl Camille, played by Ukrainian-born Olga Kurylenko, leads
the secret agent
to Dominic Greene, member of a mysterious organization and a
ruthless businessman, seeking to control huge natural resources.
Greene is played by Frenchman Mathieu Amalric, who starred in
the Oscar-nominated "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly."
"It is not a revenge movie," said
co-producer Barbara Broccoli. "It's a lot more complicated
than that. It has lots of action but it also deals with the inner
turmoil Bond is feeling."
Above: Olga Kurylenko plays
the lead female interest 'Camille'
"James Bond is after revenge, and Camille
is after revenge and they have slightly different goals, but
in the end they are going
to have to collaborate," Kurylenko told reporters. She
said that she has yet to film any scenes, but was working hard
for her role. "I'm doing weapons training and body flight
training for aerial scenes and stunt work for fighting. My
days are so long, and it's very physical. She's going to be very
different from the previous Bond girls. She's a fighter.
This girl is going to kick ass. She's on her own mission and
she's driven by revenge."
Above: British actress Gemma
Arterton plays MI6 Agent Fields
Actress Gemma Arterton plays an MI6 agent in the film and has
already shot her love scenes with 007. She said: "I felt like
a giggly girl, and I felt so young and inexperienced - but I kissed
James Bond!" The 21-year-old, who recently starred in the
St Trinian's film, said her Bond role is "not so frolicksome" and
her character "fresh and young, not sultry and a femme fatale".
Above: Dame Judi Dench reprises
her role as M
Dame Judi Dench, who returns for her sixth
Bond film, said: "I get to do more in this one, which
is brilliant." She hinted that her character's relationship
with Bond would be "pretty prickly".
Asked if Casino Royale star Eva Green would
appear in Quantum of Solace, co-producer Barbara Broccoli
said: "There are no flashbacks in the film, but she's
certainly on Bond's mind."
On a tour of the main Bond set at Pinewood, journalists
were shown 3 stages, all of them set in the Italian city
of Siena. In the largest, two actors including Craig's
stunt double, swung from ropes and fought in an old art
Footage also featured an explosion at
the art gallery. Another scene showed him meeting M - played
by Dame Judi Dench - outside in the snow.
Filming on the
has been taking place at Pinewood since November.
Above: Mathieu Amalric as Dominic