MI6 rounds up filming news from Panama, plus an
exclusive first look at henchman 'Elvis' played by
Anatole Taubman in "Quantum of Solace"...
Production Diary (15)
14th March 2008
Messing About In Boats
Daniel Craig was snapped yesterday off the shores of Panama
filming scenes for "Quantum of Solace". Sporting the same costume
used in scenes filmed in
the city of Columbus a few days ago, Craig was spotted
leaping from a production crew boat to a small wooden fishing
vessel. Location filming of "Quantum of Solace" is
nearing the end of its stint in Panama. The country is doubling
for Bolivia. Daniel Craig and the rest of the cast and crew will
arrive in Chile on March 23rd to film more scenes.
Meet The Villains
The Insider (video)
visited the set of "Quantum
of Solace" in Panama City in late February. A derelict
building had been converted in to a party venue with hundreds
of lights and glamorous extras. Filming took place over four
very long night-shoots, with action taking place up until 4am.
Over 700 local extras were cast and dressed as glamorous party
guests. The night-time party scene, where villain Dominic Greene
is hosting a fund raising event, takes place about half-way through
Mathieu Amalric (pictured opposite), who
plays Dominic Greene, spoke to The Insider about how his
mould from previous Bond baddies. "What could be a villain
today? Maybe it's somebody who you don't guess is a villain
They are just like wallpaper. You don't know where the
threat can come from."
Sporting a "Q" pin which alludes to the
"Quantum" plot device (a double meaning for the title as
tipped by Daniel Craig earlier), Amalric explained how
the feel of the Bond films has moved on. "In Casino Royale
for instance, they started something which seems quite
realistic about the times in
which we are living. This film, "Quantum of Solace", is
continuing in this vein."
Taubman (pictured opposite), who plays henchman 'Elvis',
explained why the villains in "Quantum
and unpredictable. "It has a lot to do with the script really.
Paul Haggis and [Neal Purvis & Robert Wade] had much more
space and creativity and didn't have to stick so much to
When asked if fans will be shocked by this film, Taubman said, "Shocked,
yes, in a positive way. They will be very, very surprised. Seriously.
Above: Exclusive first look at henchman Elvis (played by Anatole Taubman)
Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli (Eon
Productions), QUANTUM OF SOLACE was released in the
UK on October 31st 2008 and is directed by
Marc Forster. Principal photography started on January
Pinewood Studios and around the UK, and foreign locations
including Italy, Panama, Chile, Peru and Austria.
Paul Haggis completed the script based on a first draft
screenplay developed by regular scribes Neal Purvis & Robert
Wade, with later polish by Joshua Zetumer. The story
is a direct continuation of the events of Casino
Royale. 007 faces off against
villains Mathieu Amalric (Dominic Greene), Anatole
Taubman (Elvis) and Joaquin Cosío (General Medrano).
Olga Kurylenko (Camille) and Gemma Arterton (MI6 Agent
Fields) play the Bond Girls. Dame Judi Dench (M), Jeffrey
Wright (Felix Leiter) and Giancarlo Giannini (Mathis)
reprise their roles as Bond's allies. It is British
actor Daniel Craig’s second outing as James Bond,
following his debut film Casino Royale released November