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Friday, January 25, 2008

Quantum of Solace

Well, it's official – the next James Bond movie is Quantum of Solace.

It's a Fleming title, from a short story in the Bond collection For Your Eyes Only, but it's also probably the least cinematic title in the Bond canon. The story isn't even really a James Bond adventure – all Bond does in it is listen to a man at a cocktail party tell a story about a couple's screwed-up relationship and then go back to his hotel. It's an interesting, atypical Fleming story that I've actually always liked, but it certainly doesn't seem to be movie material.

Still, it's an actual Fleming title, and it indicates that the producers are sticking with the back-to-basics approach of Casino Royale. Tanner, over at the awesome Double O Section blog, has a very thoughtful post about this title, the original Fleming short story, and what it may bode for the new film. He also has pix of the new Bond Girls™, if that interests you.

Quantum of Solace is filming now and is scheduled for a Christmas release.


Charles Gramlich said...

the title is interesting. I like it, but it sounds much more Sci Fi than Bond. I haven't read that story but from the description I'm wondering how they are going to film anything related to it.

Anthony Schiavino said...

There are some videos posted online. One is of a B Roll of footage, another is various interviews with the cast, and a third of the press conference. The movie takes place not even an hour after Casino Royale ends. Quantum of Solace is a measure of time, time that Bond needs, to get over what has happened to him in the last movie. How much it will stick to the original story I don't know. However that being said the people in charge are very much respecting the source materials and Fleming.

Thanks for posting this Chris.

Christopher Mills said...

You're welcome. Good to see you back in these parts, Anthony.

Anthony Schiavino said...

Thanks Chris. I stop by as often as I can, which is at the very least once a week, but only post every once in awhile because of whatever reason.

Anonymous said...

Haven't seen the film yet but lots of people say is more Jason Bourne than James Bond