Quantum Of Solace – 29-01-08
circus going a lot of places this time.
How hard was it trying to get the script in shape before the writers strike?
Wilson: It was a big rush – the curtain was falling and the emails were flying back and forth, but luckily we got in just under the wire.
What about the car?
Wilson: Well we have Aston Martin back again with their new car. The other cars are a mixture of different makes and models.
And the gadgets?
Wilson: Well we haven’t been too strong on gadgets, we’ve just used realistic things within the world.
Do you think it’s a risk casting an actor like Mathieu Amalric, who isn’t normally known for these sorts of roles, as the villain?
Wilson: After seeing The Diving Bell and the Butterfly I don’t think there’s any risk at all, as well as the other films I’ve seen him in. Actually, we cast him just before we saw the movie, but my god, he’s a fantastic actor.
Marc Forster isn’t your typical Bond director – was it a deliberate decision to find someone who doesn’t have any action pedigree at all to focus more on character?
Wilson: I think we wanted exactly that. We wanted a director who would work with the actors and attract great actors. Marc is also incredibly well prepared. He’s the most prepared director I’ve ever worked with. Every scene in the picture has been planned – he’s put all the camera positions in even. Everyone on the crew looks like geniuses – no one ever looks bad – because everybody knows what the next shot is, everyone’s preparing for the next shot. No one ever gets caught out. It’s the most calm, friendly set that you’ve ever been on. It’s amazing.
Will Quantum of Solace have anything to do with Fleming’s short story.
Wilson: No, it’s completely original, it doesn’t use any part of the short story.
How many films do you think you’ll do with Daniel Craig?
Wilson: I don’t like to talk about someone’s contract, but the situation is we’ll make as many films with him as he would like us to make, assuming the public wants us to make them.
How big is the budget?
Wilson: Too high! It’s more than the last one.
Head on over to IGN.com to read the full interview.
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