A Video A Day: Quantum of Solace
Episode 26: “She’s really kicking some ass.”
Two days ago during a press conference the title of Bond 22 was revealed: Quantum of Solace. I’m still not really sure about the title. It doesn’t really feel like a Bond movie name, but more like a Harry Potter book or an Indiana Jones movie. The press conference was posted on YouTube, but has the embedding disabled, so I can’t post here. Here are the links:
‘Quantum of Solace’ Press Conference – Part 1
‘Quantum of Solace’ Press Conference – Part 2
They mention a couple of interesting things about the plot and I’m curious to see how this Bond will evolve. Sadly at the moment we shouldn’t be expecting Daniel Craig appearing in those swimming trunks again.
Sony Pictures has also released the official plot summary:
Quantum of Solace” continues the high octane adventures of James Bond (Daniel Craig) in “Casino Royale.”
Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M (Judi Dench) interrogate Mr White (Jesper Christensen) who reveals the organisation which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.
Forensic intelligence links an Mi6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille (Olga Kurylenko), a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a ruthless business man and major force within the mysterious organisation.
On a mission that leads him to Austria, Italy and South America, Bond discovers that Greene, conspiring to take total control of one of the world’s most important natural resources, is forging a deal with the exiled General Medrano (Joaquin Cosio). Using his associates in the organisation, and manipulating his powerful contacts within the CIA and the British government, Greene promises to overthrow the existing regime in a Latin American country, giving the General control of the country in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of land.
In a minefield of treachery, murder and deceit, Bond allies with old friends in a battle to uncover the truth. As he gets closer to finding the man responsible for the betrayal of Vesper, 007 must keep one step ahead of the CIA, the terrorists and even M, to unravel Greene’s sinister plan and stop his organisation.