The first ever blonde James Bond appears to have impressed critics and fans, with fair-haired British actor Daniel Craig – who was praised for his 2007 Bond debut in ‘Casino Royale’ – set to reprise his role as the secret agent in the new James Bond film, ‘Quantum of Solace’.
"We have talked about doing some more films with him, and he seems very happy to do that," said the film’s co-producer, Barbara Broccoli.
"So, we will do it one at a time."
Details of the next Bond instalment were unveiled at Pinewood studios in London on Thursday (January 24), with the filmmakers revealing that the British super-spy will travel through Austria, Italy and South America on his next mission.
Co-producer Michael G Wilson said the title was taken from a short story by Ian Fleming, the author who created Bond.
"We thought it was an intriguing title and referenced what is happening to Bond and what happens in the film," Wilson told reporters, adding that the film will contain “about twice as many action sequences” as ‘Casino Royale’.
According to the synopsis, the plot follows on directly from ‘Casino Royale’, with Bond aiming to uncover the truth about Vesper, the beauty who betrayed him.
New Bond girl Camille, played by Ukrainian-born Olga Kurylenko, leads Bond to ruthless businessman Dominic Greene, who, the super spy discovers, was blackmailing Vesper.
"James Bond is after revenge, and Camille is after revenge. They have slightly different goals, but in the end they are going to have to collaborate," Kurylenko said.
British actress Dame Judi Dench will also reprise her role as Bond’s boss, known only as M.
"The thing about James Bond, isn’t it that it appeals to an incredible cross section of people?" Dench says.
"The appeal for my grandson’s is fantastic and … for their fathers too."
‘Quantum of Solace’ is due for release in theatres on November 7 this year.
Photo courtesy of MGM Columbia Pictures.