we near the December start date for the as-yet-untitled twenty-second installment in the James Bond series, plot and character details are beginning to get meted out in a very controlled, supremely boring fashion. Thus far, we’ve learned that the story will pick up right after the finale of Casino Royale, with Bond facing down a wounded Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), and that it’ll be completely in line with the last film’s more ruthless tone. Meanwhile, the new director, Marc Forster, has scouted locations in Bregenz and the Swiss Alps (more skiing?), while a crew shot footage of the Palio di Siena horse race. That sounds exceptionally fancy for a horse race.

As for what kind of Bond Babe we’ll be getting, Film Jerk is reporting that producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are in the market for something beautiful, talented, athletic and preferably South American. Um, guys? Gig Young’s been dead for close to thirty years.

They’re also looking for someone in their late twenties, which is a bit old for Alice Braga; and, yet, despite knowing fuck-all about this character aside from physical attributes, she’d still be my first choice. Unfortunately, she’s also booked into 2008 (after completing Fernando Meirelles’s Blindness, she’ll move on to Repossession Mambo), so that’s a no-go. I’m afraid this leaves them no choice but to exhume Gig Young. Don’t act like you wouldn’t hit it.