Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I love spy stories. James Bond in particular. I am a fanatic about 007.

One of the greatest things to happen to the franchise was the re-boot with the movie “Casino Royale”. In my opinion bringing Bond back closer to reality was the right move. Though I was nervous when he was announced as the 6th actor to play the secret agent, I loved Daniel Craig as a young brash James Bond.

For the first time in James Bond film history the next film is going to be a direct continuation of the story line in “Casino Royale”. Quantum Of Solace literally picks up five minutes later and features a number of returning characters. “M”, “ Mathis”, Felix Leiter” and introduces a few new ones. “ Mr. Greene”, played by the great Mathieu Amalric, “Camille” played by Olga Kurylenko , “General Medrano” played by Joaquin Cosio.

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A plot outline follows

After falling in love with and then being betrayed by Vesper ( who had no choice ) 007 has to fight the urge to make it personal. The interrogation of “Mr. White” (Jesper Christensen) makes it clear the organization behind the events of “Casino Royale” is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined.

Links to a bank account in Haiti brings Bond together with Camille who is running her own vendetta. Camille then leads Bond straight to Dominic Greene, who turns out to be a major force within the mysterious organization.

Globe hopping the world, chasing leads Bond learns that Greene, is trying to take control of one of the world’s most important natural resources. In a deal with the exiled General Medrano, Greene promises an overthrow an existing regime giving the General control of the Latin American country in exchange for a seemingly barren piece of land.

As Bond tries to uncover the truth he allies with old friends to keep one step ahead of the CIA, the terrorists and even M, while unraveling Greene’s sinister plan and stop his organization. Treachery, murder and deceit abound.

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The film is scheduled for release Nov 7th 261 days and counting.

Can you tell I am excited?

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