James Bond is out for revenge in new film

Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:01pm EST
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By Mike Collett-White

IVER HEATH (Reuters) - New James Bond film "Quantum of Solace" sees the British super spy out for revenge on a mission that takes him to Austria, Italy and South America.

British actor Daniel Craig is back with a license to kill after critics and cinema-goers hailed his debut in "Casino Royale" in 2006, and the first blond Bond looks set to continue the role longer term.

"We have talked about doing some more films with him and he seems very happy to do that," said veteran Bond producer Barbara Broccoli. "So we will do it one at a time."

First details of the 22nd installment in the Bond franchise, including its name and plot details, were unveiled on Thursday at Pinewood studios near London.

Co-producer Michael Wilson said the title was taken from a short story by Ian Fleming, the author who created Bond.

"We thought it was an intriguing title and referenced what is happening to Bond and what happens in the film," he told reporters.

In the film new Bond girl Camille, played by Ukrainian-born Olga Kurylenko, leads the secret agent to Dominic Greene, a member of a mysterious organization and ruthless businessman who is conspiring 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 seemingly betrayed him.   Continued...

<p>Actor Daniel Craig who plays James Bond poses during a photocall at Pinewood Studios to mark the start of production of the 22nd James Bond film, "Quantum of Solace", in Buckinghamshire, north of London January 24, 2008. REUTERS/Stephen Hird</p>