Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Worst Bond Title Ever

Bond 22 is now officially called "Quantum of Solace." Good lord, are they TRYING to tamp down the success of "Casino Royale?" I can't even imagine someone at the box office asking for two tickets to "Quantum of Solace." Surely everyone will say, "The Bond movie." Dreadful, dreadful, dreadful.



surely that's just a working title. When they get to actual production, it will undoubtedly be changed to something more . . . Bondian(?)

Michael in New York said...

Nope. That is the TITLE of the film announced with great fanfare. It's not a placekeeper. It was taken from a short story written by Ian Fleming. It's not only the worst Bond title by far (there's not really a contest in that, since they're all fairly reasonable, including A View To A Kill, which was pretty darn awkward) but it's also one of the worst names ever for ANY would-be blockbuster.

Michael in New York said...

The working title for their films is always Bond 22, Bond 23, and so on, just as Woody Allen always uses Woody Allen's Fall Project or whatever.