007 helmer Marc Forster has revealed that James Bond almost became a father in latest movie Quantum Of Solace.
In a recent interview, Forster explained that writer Paul Haggis’s idea to have Bond look after the child of Casino Royale’s Vesper Lynd was shot down by the producers.
He said: “Haggis had an idea they weren’t fond of, and I didn’t know if it would work or not. The idea was that Vesper in the last movie, maybe she had a kid, and there would be an orphan out there. It wasn’t anything to insult the franchise. But they felt it wasn’t particularly Bond – him looking for the kid.”
Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli objected to the idea on the grounds that 007 would be stuck with the child throughout the film.
“I think Paul thought he just leaves the kid, he doesn’t deal with it,” Forster added. “But [the producers] thought that would be really nasty, because Bond was an orphan himself. If he would find a kid, would he just leave it?
“They were so vehemently against it. That was the only time I saw, really, ‘No, we can’t do that’. They said, ‘Once he finds the kid, Bond can’t just leave the kid. It’s not right’.”