When it comes to new movies, I tend not to read a lot about them in magazines or on the Web — at least for ones I really want to see. I'll put aside the Entertainment Weekly cover story about a new big-budget sci-fi movie (say, the forthcoming remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still) until after I see the film, because I don't trust the article writers to keep plot points to themselves. I don't want to spoil any surprises. This is the reason I haven't sought details about the upcoming new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace. I've seen the trailer, but that's all I want until I go see it after it opens in theaters in four weeks.
That said, I know there's an astronomical angle to the movie. Some of it was filmed at European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT), as seen at right. They're having quite a year, being also featured on the National Geographic Channel tonight. I don't know exactly how VLT will be used in the film, though it's probably some kind of weapon — and I don't want to know! But, if you're not like me, check out ESO's promotional stuff about the movie at Bond@Paranal. The Flash movie "trailer" is quite cute, but I'm not going to watch any interview with producers just yet.