I've been a James Bond fan for most of my life. I still remember going to the theaters with my parents to see my first James Bond film. It's hard to believe that ten years ago I was obsessing about Bond but not the film Tomorrow Never Dies. I'm talking about Goldeneye for the N64. I so badly wanted the All Bond code so I could play as Sean Connery and Timothy Dalton. I'll never forget the brilliant prank EGM pulled, informing subscribers how to attain the All Bond code.
Ten years later we have a new incumbent and are at film 22, Quantum Of Solace. The budget for the films is $230,000,000. That sounds a bit obscene to me.
I am sure most of you must have heard through out the past six month of the Quantum Of Solace curse. I think I even mentioned the protesting Chilean mayor earlier in this thread. Well just for the sake of conversation I'll go over it, as I am really looking forward to QOS. It should also be noted that QOS is one of the last remaining Fleming titles to be used. The first since The Living Daylights (1987).
-February 20, 2008 Panama City, Panama.
Panama City gangster robbed a party of Bond crew members. To combat the thefts of set equipment EON asked a rival gang to protect the cast and crew. The move should have restored order, but instead it enraged the original crooks and escalated the incidence of petty thefts on set.
Fears on set rose to such a degree that local police were put on the case, vowing to shoot anyone on sight who hassled the filmmakers. But tensions escalated as people worried that the police would accidentally kill someone. News of the thefts, and the bad press they brought to Panama City, only made officials furious with the Bond production.
-April 2, 2008 Baquedano, Chile.
I mentioned earlier about the Chilean mayor who stormed the filming of QOS because he was upset they were using Chile to depict Bolivia.
-April 20, 2008 Rome, Italy.
The iconic Aston Martin plunged into a lake while being delivered for filming during a rainstorm.
-April 24 Limone sul Garda, Italy.
A stunt driver slammed an Alfa Romeo into a wall during a chase sequence on a curvy, two-lane lakeside road. One of the drivers was critically injured while the other suffered less serious injuries.
Apparently Daniel Craig suffered an injury to his hand. Some reports have stated that the tip of one of his fingers was cut off. Very similar to when Timothy Dalton had his hand cut by Benicio Del Toro in Licence To Kill.
Anyway, I had saved this as a draft last week with the intention of including a teaser-teaser trailer. But now the first official teaser trailer has gone up. http://www.moviefone.com/movie/quantum- ... Id=2150289
Here are some photos.