James Bond is out for revenge in new film
By Mike Collett-White
IVER HEATH (Reuters) - The latest 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 as agent 007 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."
Initial details of the 22nd installment in the Bond franchise, including its title 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.
The new film features the latest Bond girl, Camille, played by Ukrainian-born Olga Kurylenko, leading the secret agent to ruthless businessman Dominic Greene, a member of a mysterious organization 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...