Title revealed for 22nd Bond film


LONDON -- The next James Bond movie, the 22nd outing for the debonair British spy, has a title at last, namely "Quantum of Solace."

The title of the next Bond adventure, which had been a closely guarded secret, was announced by producers on the set at Pinewood Studios here.

The film sees Daniel Craig return as Agent 007 for a second time and picks up where 2006's "Casino Royale" left off, with Bond contemplating revenge after his betrayal by his true love Vesper Lynd.

Filming began at Pinewood this month, and location shooting is planned in Austria, Italy and Panama. Judi Dench returns as the MI6 boss M, and French actor Mathieu Amalric ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly") plays the villain.

Recent additions to the cast include Ukrainian actress Olga Kurylenko as mysterious Bond girl Camille and British rising star Gemma Arterton.

The revelation of the new name caused a maelstrom of fanboy hand-wringing and discussion across the Web because the title is taken from one of a collection of five Ian Fleming short stories collected under the name "For Your Eyes Only." The collective title was made into a Bond film in 1981.

As most of the webchat points out, "Quantum of Solace" is not only not a stand-alone Bond adventure but also details a dinner party at which the famous spy is just one of many guests.

Web speculation centers on just what the Bond scripters have done with the material. Scribes on the Marc Forster-directed Bond are Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Paul Haggis.