Quantum of Solace (007)

Quantum of Solace is the 22nd spy film in EON Productions’ James Bond film series, due for release in the United Kingdom on 31 October 2008. It is the sequel to the 2006 film Casino Royale, which rebooted the series. It is directed by Marc Forster, and features Daniel Craig’s second performance as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Paul Haggis, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade returned as writers. In the film, Bond battles environmentalist Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a member of a cover organisation called Green Planet, seeking revenge for the death of Vesper Lynd. Greene intends to stage a coup d’état in a Latin American country. Bond is assisted by Camille (Olga Kurylenko), who also wants revenge against Greene. The title was chosen from an unrelated short story in Ian Fleming’s For Your Eyes Only (1960).

Producer Michael G. Wilson created the film’s story whilst Casino Royale was shooting. The film was originally scheduled for a 2 May 2008 release, but it was pushed back to allow more time when Roger Michell dropped out as director. Second unit filming began in August 2007 at Siena and Madrid, before principal photography began in January 2008 at Pinewood Studios. Production designer Dennis Gassner took over from Peter Lamont, who retired after working on eighteen Bond films. He designed the five major Pinewood sets, which stand in for Siena, Bolivia and the MI6 headquarters. Gassner’s designs are close to the modernism of Ken Adam, the first Bond production designer. Location filming will take place at Panama, Chile, Italy and Austria, before moving back to Pinewood in June. There will be more gadgets than inCasino Royale, though they will still aim to be realistic.

Michael G. Wilson confirmed the film continues “literally an hour after” Casino Royale’s conclusion, when a wounded Mr. White is shot and captured by Bond at Lake Como. Bond is then involved in a car chase in Siena, Italy. The official synopsis shows that White reveals to Bond and M that his organisation has agents in Her Majesty’s Government and the Central Intelligence Agency. Forensic evidence of an MI6 traitor leads Bond to Haiti, where he meets Camille, who then helps him find Dominic Greene, a ruthless businessman and a member of the organisation known as Green Planet.

Greene intends to use his government contacts to help overthrow the current regime in a Latin American country, and place the exiled General Medrano as the head of state. Medrano will in exchange give him a barren piece of land, which will actually give them total control of “one of the world’s most important natural resources”. Bond travels to Austria and South America to unravel Greene’s plan, staying one step ahead of the CIA, terrorists, and M whilst trying to keep his desire for retribution overVesper Lynd’s death in check.



~ by darkdestroyer on March 24, 2008.

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