Download a Quantum of Solace (2008) screenplay here

I have recreated Quantum of Solace (2008) as a screenplay paying careful attention to the writing styles of Purvis & Wade and Paul Haggis - I read his Valley of Elah script.

You can download my QoS script here
https://pdfhost.io/v/.TT55o3Lv_QoS_Recreated_200520_Script.pdf

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  • edited June 2020 Posts: 151
    My Quantum of Solace (2020) Expanded script is coming soonish.

    It expands what was a 1h 46min movie into a 2h 20min movie and incorporates characters and plot details that were revealed in the book Some Kind of Hero and on MI6-hq.co.uk, but there will not be a flashback scene showing Vesper becoming blackmailed or the killing of Mr White, obviously in the light of Spectre that would not work. Part of the ending, but not the final scene will involve Haines' estate.

    As you've probably guessed, I like Quantum and my main problem with it is it is too short. While you can argue Goldfinger had a similar, but longer, runtime, I felt there was more story hinted at that could have been explored.
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    Someone wrote: »
    My Quantum of Solace (2020) Expanded script is coming soonish.
    It's an interesting project. As much as I could only welcome your effort to adapt a film into a screenplay, its full reading did not necessarily interest me; however, this idea of ​​extending the existing script and adding elements eventually removed is brilliant. I'm therefore curious to read it.
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    Someone wrote: »
    My Quantum of Solace (2020) Expanded script is coming soonish.
    It's an interesting project. As much as I could only welcome your effort to adapt a film into a screenplay, its full reading did not necessarily interest me; however, this idea of ​​extending the existing script and adding elements eventually removed is brilliant. I'm therefore curious to read it.

    Great to hear, it will be several weeks and then I will post it. Have to squeeze the writing in between what is generally known as life!
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    Just to update anyone who is interested;

    1. The expansion of QoS is about adding a third act, the actual film really ends with the end of the second act and the Kazan Russia scenes are an epilogue. The Kazan scenes are still part of the epilogue for 'QoS Expanded'.

    2. The new third act, incorporating characters revealed in the book Some Kind of Hero and on MI6-hq.co.uk is almost done. It has been a process of finding a resolution to the story that can fit within 22-odd pages, 46-odd scenes, that would extend the film from 1h 46min to 2h 20min. The third act must also reflect the pacing and structure of the actual film and not be a dramatic departure. I couldn't suddenly go all Moonraker with it, for example.

    3. The remaining work is really thinking through the action sequences. Like the structure and pacing of the actual film, the third act action must reflect the realistic action seen in 2008 QoS.

    4. A criticism of Spectre is that after the end of the second act's Blofeld lair explosion the third act is anti-climatic. A danger with QoS is that Bond's own mission is to find the truth behind Vesper's boyfriend, Yusef Kabira, and to find him, which doesn't lend itself to a traditional Bondian countdown to save the world or Skyfall-like showdown; especially as I felt I needed to keep the film's original Kazan ending. So, I have created a Casino Royale-linked sub-plot which I hope gives some sort of weight to the final third act showdown in QoS Expanded, between Bond and Mr White and Quantum. Admittedly you all know Mr White won't die.

    5. The final scenes, the epilogue, will involve Haines' estate. I have found that I can put the the Haines and Kazan scenes within the same number of pages/scenes as a typical Craig-era film epilogue, for example Casino Royale's post-Vesper death M debrief and Mr White's shooting/capture.

    I am going to provide a first draft of this new third act and epilogue to a couple of people I know for their feedback and then I hope to post the completed QoS Expanded script onto the Internet for download shortly thereafter.
  • edited June 2020 Posts: 563
    Someone wrote: »
    I am going to provide a first draft of this new third act and epilogue to a couple of people I know for their feedback and then I hope to post the completed QoS Expanded script onto the Internet for download shortly thereafter.

    All this information is interesting. Like I said, I'm curious to see how you plan to add these new characters. It is more or less explicit, but I suppose that you are not going to come into contradiction with the movies which followed? For exemple, Some Kind of Hero revealed that Miss Moneypenny was present in some drafts, I guess you are not going to reintroduce her to the series here?
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    Hi Herr_Stockman, you're correct, I would not do anything that would conflict with the subsequent films, for example kill Mr White. So, I will not introduce Moneypenny. The reintroduction of major characters like that should be the focus of an entire movie IMHO and they did that well with Skyfall, though I thought Q could have been left to another movie.
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    Is the real QOS script available anywhere? Thanks.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    ggl007 wrote: »
    Is the real QOS script available anywhere? Thanks.

    I'd love to see it, too. I've checked here and there over the years yet never find anything.
  • Creasy47 wrote: »
    ggl007 wrote: »
    Is the real QOS script available anywhere? Thanks.

    I'd love to see it, too. I've checked here and there over the years yet never find anything.

    I'm pretty sure Craig and Forster wrote it on the catering napkins between filming, so good luck finding it. ;)
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    ggl007 wrote: »
    Is the real QOS script available anywhere? Thanks.

    No, I don't believe it is. That's why I went through the process I did. I would imagine if the script(s) they worked from did exist they might look very different to the film.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    ggl007 wrote: »
    Is the real QOS script available anywhere? Thanks.

    I'd love to see it, too. I've checked here and there over the years yet never find anything.

    I'm pretty sure Craig and Forster wrote it on the catering napkins between filming, so good luck finding it. ;)

    You're probably right, sadly; done day to day, shoot to shoot so it's likely in the wind by now. Shame.
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