Sneak Peek: James Bond Does a Quantum Leap in Quantum of Solace, Courtesy of JamesBond.org & USA Today
According to JamesBond.org, there’s a new slant to the next James Bond movie featuring tough, taut and sexy Daniel Craig.
As seen on USAToday.com , there is major news about the changes coming in the Bond series.
*News locations posting this information have noted that it contains “spoiler information” so if you want to be surprised, don’t read this!
The Quantum of Solace picks up where Casino Royale leaves off as Bond tries to find some solace in the death of the love of his life and he’s grieving. Something he’s loved has been ripped away and he’s out to get it back– revenge is his goal. Yet he’s also seeking that space where he can lick his wounds and regain some balance.
Daniel Craig on location
Filming in Chile (as writer Anthony Breznican likens to a Martian landscape), it’s a brutal shooting location and has little forgiveness or tolerance to human frailties, which is much like the theme of the film.
The basic premise of the film is much like the Tomorrow Never Dies however with a much more “green” element — and I am not just talking $$$ here.
The building is supposed to be an “eco-hotel,” a buried tropical oasis amid this wasteland designed to lure the rich and powerful with the latest environmental technology. The hotel is a front for the villain, Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric, the French star of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), a tycoon using a “Save the Earth” facade to hide his plan to seize control of part of South America’s water supply.
“The villain has taken over this place. Greene is pretending to be ‘green,’ but he’s obviously not,” says producer Michael G. Wilson.
This location is actually the home for astronomers visiting the Paranal Observatory, site of four of the world’s largest and most advanced telescopes. These are the only structures for 75 miles and are located at an 8,700-foot elevation, where it’s hard work doing take after take of sprinting and gunplay for this kind of movie.
There is a twist that this film would feature less romance/ love scenes than previous Bond flicks. That would make sense for a Bond who is grieving the loss of Vesper Lynd since the movie is truly sequential to the Casino Royale film.
“We felt Bond could not immediately fall into another relationship. And we needed someone who had her own agenda and probably could not form a relationship either because of her situation,” Wilson says.
Olga Kurylenko plays a mysterious Bolivian-Russian rogue agent whose quest for revenge puts her makes her partner up with Bond. Kurylenko says her vengeful rogue agent, Camille, is so focused on “what she’s doing, she doesn’t care about meeting a boyfriend or something.”
Bond does bed another MI6 agent, played by British actress Gemma Arterton, a relative newcomer to film and the Bond series.
“He has one relationship in this movie, a kind of fling. It’s mutually beneficial,” Craig says. “I think both parties enjoy it.”
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