Sony Pictures has announced that the official title for the 22nd James Bond installment is Quantum of Solace. The title is taken from one of a collection of short stories published by 007 creator Ian Fleming in 1960.
The new film sees 007 (Daniel Craig) out for revenge on a mission that takes him to Austria, Italy and South America. Bond girl Camille, played by Ukrainian-born Olga Kurylenko, leads the secret agent to Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), member of a mysterious organization and a ruthless businessman, seeking to control huge natural resources.
The plot follows on directly from Casino Royale, as Bond aims to uncover the truth about Vesper, the beauty who betrayed him, and discovers that she had been blackmailed.
“James Bond is after revenge, and Camille is after revenge and they have slightly different goals, but in the end they are going to have to collaborate,” Kurylenko said.
At a press conference at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, reporters were shown a minute of footage from the new film, including Bond swinging on a rope after an explosion at an art gallery in Siena, Italy.
Another scene showed him meeting M, played by Dame Judi Dench, outside in the snow.
Kurylenko says she will play a very different Bond girl. She has yet to film any scenes, but is working hard preparing for her role.
“I’m doing weapons training and body flight training for aerial scenes and stunt work for fighting,” she said. “My days are so long, and it’s very physical. She’s a fighter. This girl is going to kick ass. She’s on her own mission and she’s driven by revenge.”
Actress Gemma Arterton plays an MI6 agent in the film and has already shot her love scenes with 007. She said, “I felt like a giggly girl, and I felt so young and inexperienced – but I kissed James Bond!”
The 21-year-old said her Bond role is “not so frolicksome” and her character “fresh and young, not sultry and a femme fatale”.
Quantum of Solace hits theaters on November 7.