Tack on another week of waiting for the return of 007.
Columbia Tristar and Sony Pictures has announced Quantum of Solace, the second Bond film starring Daniel Craig, will be released in North American on November 14. Up until today, the release date was November 7.
Rather than skirt around the reasons behind the move, Jeff Blake, Chairman of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for the Columbia Tristar Motion Picture Group, cited Warner’s decision to move Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to next summer as the key driver.
“We saw the film recently in London and Marc Forster, Daniel Craig and the entire team at EON have truly delivered another extraordinary Bond adventure.
Quantum of Solace is a seamless continuation of the storyline that began with the last film. We believe November 14th is a great date that allows us to play straight through Thanksgiving and right into Christmas. The Bond films have a long history of entertaining audiences in this holiday corridor going back to Goldeneye in 1995. The studio enjoyed tremendous success opening Casino Royale in North America on November 17, 2006, and we believe this decision will give the public a wider opportunity to see the film over the holiday.”
Whether this move will have any impact on the release date for Activision Blizzard’s Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 game based on Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale remains to be seen. You can check out the latest assets from that title right here.