WARNING: SPOILER ALERT! PLOT POINTS REVEALED!
Synopsis: The follow-up to the surprise hit of 2006, QUANTUM OF SOLACE picks up where CASINO ROYALE left off. Although she ultimately betrayed him, Bond is out for revenge against those responsible for Vesper's death. While an interrogation of Mr. White helps uncover the truth, the big question remains, "How does a double-oh keep it from getting personal?" For starters, team up with Camille, a beautiful but feisty woman with a vendetta all her own. She leads him right to Dominic Greene, mastermind behind the clandestine organization known as QUANTUM that is out to gain control of the most precious thing on Earth - mankind's water supply. Â
Prediction:Â In Casino Royale, Daniel Craig proved that, although he's no Sean Connery, he could make the role his own and revitalized the 46-year old franchise. Apparently, corrections were made to varied concerns voiced over Royale and Quantum promises to be both character-AND-action driven. (See Trivia below.) Prior Bonds haven't made it past 2 or 3 films. This one will cement Daniel Craig as the final Bond in the franchise history.
Movie: Quantum of Solace (2008)
Release Date: November 7, 2008
Rated: PG-13 (assumed)
Starring: Daniel Craig (Bond, James Bond), Gemma Arterton (Agent Fields), Olga Kurylenko (Camille), Judi Dench (M)
Also starring: Mathieu Amalric (Dominic Greene), Jeffrey Wright (Felix Leiter), Jesper Christensen (Mr. White)
Director: Marc Forster (The Kite Runner, Stranger Than Fiction, Finding Neverland, Monster's Ball)
Screenplay: Neal Purvis (Casino Royale, Die Another Day, The World Is Not Enough)
Character created by: Ian Fleming (although the title is used, the short story is not)
Trivia: The title for Bond 22 was immediately questioned by fans and critics alike.
Daniel Craig was injured three times during filming. He is quoted as saying that Casino Royale "was a walk in the park" by comparison.
The theme song, "Another Way to Die" is performed by Jack White and Alicia Keys.
Due to a $100 million dollar three-picture product placement deal with Ford Motors, the Aston Martin DBS car will make a return in this movie.
The Bond franchise recruited Dan Bradley as second unit director because of his exceptional work on the Jason Bourne trilogy.
The original short story QUANTUM OF SOLACE was first published in 1959.
James Bond will return in Bond 23 (2010).
Sir Sean Connery is to launch his autobiography, "BEING A SCOT"Â on August 25.
The history of Bond:
Dr. No (1962)
From Russia with Love (1963)
You Only Live Twice (1967)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
A View to a Kill (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987)
Licence to Kill (1989)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
Die Another Day (2002)
Casino Royale (2006)