We have the name for the upcoming James Bond picture and it’s certainly different. The film will be called Quantum Of Solace! We get the scoop today from the caves of Yahoo:
“Quantum of Solace” is the title of the new James Bond film, the 22nd Bond adventure. The title was revealed to reporters Thursday at Pinewood Studios outside of London, where the movie is being filmed. Producer Michael G. Wilson said the title, chosen only a few days ago, was taken from a story by Bond creator Ian Fleming that appears in the collection “For Your Eyes Only.” “We thought it was an intriguing title and referenced what happened to Bond and what is happening in the film,” he said.
Daniel Craig is returning as Agent 007. He picks up where 2006’s “Casino Royale” left off, with Bond contemplating revenge after his betrayal by his true love, Vesper Lynd.
“It is not a revenge movie,” said co-producer Barbara Broccoli. “It’s a lot more complicated than that. It has lots of action but it also deals with the inner turmoil Bond is feeling.”
It is cool that they are using a title from an Ian Fleming story, but it is a bit off putting. Quantum Of Solice sound like the title of a film about a lonely wizard that lives on a murky hill in a ramshackle tower. The wizard spends all his days studying magic and eating roots; late in life the wizard realizes that he has devoted his entire life to the study of magic and has never seen it in action. Bent from a life of solitude and root eating he goes to the nearest town and unleashes a level 10 fireball upon them. He delights in his abilities so much that he goes to the caves of Aratal Muhollak (the green dragon) and challenges him to a duel. The dragon then swiftly kills the senile cocksure wizard.
Quantum Of Solace is just a crazy name, and I can appreciate it for that fact alone. I will be muttering it to myself all day long. I think the working title of 22 was a better fit to be honest. Looking around the net this morning the general consensus seems to be “huh”. I think we can all agree that no one saw this name coming from a mile away.
I hope Quantum Of Solace doesn’t spend too much time mulling over the events of the previous film. One of the reasons I like Bond films is because they are standalone celebrations of a beloved character. He kills the bad dude, gets a new girlfriend and we roll the credits. I thought Casino Royale was outstanding and appreciated a fresh, gritty take on the character, but I hope the episodic nature of the films remain.
May you be blessed today with the Quantum Of Solace.
Here is a fun game – write a short synopsis about a film that fits the title Quantum Of Solace (as I have done above with the wizard blurb).