The title for the new James Bond film has been revealed. The follow-up to Casino Royale will be called Quantum of Solace.
The title was revealed at a press conference in Pinewood Studios, where producer Michael G. Wilson stated that the film would begin "literally an hour after the last film left off" and that the film would feature "twice as much action" as its predecessor.
The film follows Bond as he tries to track down the organization that caused the death of his love, Vesper Lynd. Here's an official synopsis of The Quantum of Solace:
"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 a sinister plan."
This is an interesting title choice, and one that sounds very James Bondian - it is named after a collection of Bond short stories by original James Bond author Ian Fleming so that's a nice retro tip of the hat.
I'm really looking forward to this. To be honest I feel that this film will be even better than Casino Royale, which in my opinion was just a set up for this new Bond adventure - much like Batman Begins was a set up for The Dark Knight.
I'm quite surprised that the title has been announced already. Usually there are several news stories discussing a Bond film's possible or rumored titles, and this one seems to have really gone under the radar. I mean how many times did we hear that Die Another Day was going to be called Beyond the Ice?
This secrecy is not a bad thing - Bond movies are usually over-hyped and this film is moving along without too much exposure. Rare in this day and age, but something that film marketing departments seem to be leaning towards; just look at the new Indiana Jones with its lack of plot details or even a trailer at this late date!
I've been a James Bond fan for eternity and I'm a big fan of Connery and Brosnan (as an Irish man- could I be anything else?). Roger Moore also has a special place in my DVD collection with his campy, innuendo laden films. To me Daniel Craig was good, but he still has to prove himself.
Will he manage? Will Quantum of Solace match the critical and commercial success of Casino Royale?
We will find out in November.
What are your views on the title? Let us know.