DANIEL CRAIG chose the name of the forthcoming JAMES BOND movie QUANTUM OF SOLACE – because he didn’t want a grisly title with “death” in it.
The British actor rejected several potential names during a brainstorming session with producers – before insisting they go with the title of a short story by Bond creator Ian Fleming.
And he is adamant it was the right move – even though some movie critics have panned the name.
Craig tells Britain’s GQ magazine, “I was involved in making the decision. Names were coming out, some ludicrous stuff was going back and forth – I can’t remember exactly, but you know the sort of thing: ‘The Blood On Your Face’.
“I knew I didn’t want ‘death’, ‘die’, ‘bleed’ or any of those things in the title.”
But the actor admits that in the great tradition of Bond movies, the film’s title is often meaningless.
He adds, “As soon as it came out, people were saying, ‘Ooh, it sounds like Harry Potter’. No, it’s Quantum of Solace. I was saying, ‘It’s a Bond title!’
“The name of a Bond film is not about anything. Live And Let Die? Octopussy? What does it mean? It means very little.”
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