Producers Decide 'Bond 22' Not Catchy Enough, Decide To Go With 'Quantum of Solace'

You may now stop referring to the next installment of the recently "rebooted" James Bond franchise as Bond 22 (or, if you were still so tantalized by images of Daniel Craig emerging unclothed from the surf that you hoped they'd continued on in this beefcake direction, How To Stuff A Wild Superspy Mankini); earlier today, the Official Keepers of the Tuxedo revealed the name of the upcoming film : Quantum of Solace, a title taken from an Ian Fleming story. "We thought it was an intriguing title and referenced what happened to Bond and what is happening in the film," explained producer Michael G. Wilson.

Continued Barbara Broccoli, "It is not a revenge movie. It's a lot more complicated than that. It has lots of action but it also deals with the inner turmoil Bond is feeling." Our knee-jerk reaction is that it's not as immediately catchy as previous Bond offerings, but we complement the team for not succumbing to studio pressure and going with something more obviously focus-grouped, like Melancholy is Forever, which really would have popped off a one-sheet close-up of a devastated 007's sad, betrayed eyes. [AP]