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Quantum of Solace official plot

DanielCraig.jpgWell the new Bond film is titled, daft as it may be, and now we have the official plot for the film released online. This tells us everything…and indeed nothing.

Actually that's a lie, there's a very comprehensive plot for the film right here.

"QUANTUM OF SOLACE continues the high octane adventures of James Bond (DANIEL CRAIG) in CASINO ROYALE.

Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal. Pursuing his determination to uncover the truth, Bond and M (JUDI DENCH) interrogate Mr White (JESPER CHRISTENSEN) who reveals the organisation which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.

Forensic intelligence links an Mi6 traitor to a bank account in Haiti where a case of mistaken identity introduces Bond to the beautiful but feisty Camille (OLGA KURYLENKO), a woman who has her own vendetta. Camille leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene (MATHIEU AMALRIC), a ruthless business man and major force within the mysterious organisation.

On a mission that leads him to Austria, Italy and South America, Bond discovers that Greene, conspiring to take total control of one of the world's most important natural resources, is forging a deal with the exiled General Medrano (JOAQUIN COSIO). Using his associates in the organisation, and manipulating his powerful contacts within the CIA and the British government, Greene promises to overthrow the existing regime in a Latin American country, giving the General control of the country in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of land.

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 Greene's sinister plan and stop his organisation."

The plot comes through Empire who seem to be going Bond mad right now. I have to say I'm cooling off somewhat from the eager anticipation I had post Casino Royale (Filmstalker review). I surely hope they keep to that formula though and don't start veering back towards the older Bond.



The title is STILL awful, although I do like the fact that they are keeping a storyline running through from Casino Royale. It will be interesting to see how strongly it holds up though, as I have my doubts as to whether they had the seeds for Quantum Of Solace planted before Casino Royale.
My gut feeling is that they were taken my surprise as to how incredibly well Casino Royale was taken worldwide, and are trying now to have a linear plot running throughout (like the Bourne trilogy) as opposed to just being "another chapter in the life of James Bond, 007".

I doubt for a second that they believed it was going to be such a success.

I think they did have dreams to open it up for a linear storyline, but they were keeping it closed enough so that if it wasn't so big there was a way out.

I wonder if they'll keep this going longer than a trilogy though? Even after they get the current revenge story over with.


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