"Framestore is all about details, and details are what bring a movie to life. Thank you for making one of my favourite sequences exactly how I imagined it to be."
Marc Forster, Director, Quantum of Solace.
"From the very start of the project, Framestore was a force for stability and confidence... They were our rock."
Kevin Tod Haug, VFX Supervisor, Quantum of Solace.
Quantum of Solace opened in the UK on October 31st and in the US on 14th November, a Sony Pictures Entertainment release of an Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Prods. (U.K.) presentation of an MGM, Columbia Pictures (U.S.) production.
Framestore are old Bond hands, having worked on the films for over 13 years, and the company was delighted to be once more asked for some digital legerdemain to add some extra edge to the spectacular action.
The film, produced by Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson and directed by Marc Forster, continues the high octane adventures that James Bond (Daniel Craig) embarked upon in Casino Royale. Betrayed by Vesper, the woman he loved, 007 fights the urge to make his latest mission personal...
Quantum of Solace's pre-title sequence starts moments after the ending of Casino Royale, with a car chase that leads Bond into the heart of Sienna. Cue titles, followed by a shocking scene set in a chamber under the city streets, in which Bond and M (Judi Dench) interrogate Mr White (Jesper Christensen), who reveals that the organisation which blackmailed Vesper is far more complex and dangerous than anyone had imagined. The scene ends explosively, which is where the Framestore team, headed up by VFX Supervisor Jon Thum, jumped on board, complementing and helping to create a thrilling chase through - and over - Sienna. Bonds pursuit of a villain starts in the heaving crowds that surround that citys legendary Palio horse race, proceeds up on to the ancient Italian rooftops, and concludes around the scaffolding and pulleys of an art gallery in the throes of redecoration.
A Sony Pictures Entertainment release of an Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Prods. (U.K.) presentation of an MGM, Columbia Pictures (U.S.) production