Quantum Of Solace.
The title was announced by producers today during a press conference at Pinewood Studios, the British production facility where the film is currently being shot. The title comes from one of the short stories written by Ian Fleming in the 1960 collection For Your Eyes Only.
While no plot material has been taken from the Fleming story, series star Daniel Craig was quick to point out that the title still related to the film’s storyline-
Ian Fleming had written about relationships. When they go wrong, when there’s nothing left, when the spark has gone, when the fire’s gone out, there’s no quantum of solace. And at the end of the last movie, Bond has the love of his life taken away from him and he never got that quantum of solace. So he’s looking for revenge, you know, to make himself happy with the world again.
The film’s co-producer Michael Wilson said the name had only been decided “a few days ago” and that the film would pick up “literally an hour after the last film left off”.
While I like the literary quality of title, I am not entirely sure that it works for a cinematic Bond title. Is it something that the average moviegoer will find themselves remembering at the box office, or will they just ask for tickets to “that new Bond flick”?