Olga Kurylenko - Ka's first driver

Bond is all about the Aston Martin, and now that Ford has sold the British brand, it may be having a its own bit of regret for missing out on the promotional material. Possibly to get over its quantum of solace, the Ford Ka will be featured in the new James Bond flick , ‘Quantum of Solace’ (U.S. premiere November 14th).

Unfortunately for Ford, it isn’t Bond piloting its little car, but instead the ubiquitous feisty sidekick/sex toy. But Ford is still taking the time to do plenty of shameless promotion. The actress in the movie Olga Kurylenko is having a series of promotional programs highlighting he career so far, and Ford wants you to know because she will also be likely seen with her Ka. If you’re still interested hit the jump for the press release and more info.

Press release

Excitement is mounting as film fans await the October 29 world premiere in London of the new James Bond adventure, ‘Quantum of Solace’, which also features a cameo appearance from the stylish new Ford Ka.

In the movie the Ka is driven by Camille, the beautiful but feisty leading lady, played by Olga Kurylenko. To celebrate the cheeky new Ford Ka’s cameo role, Ford is promoting a special series of exciting media features.

Movie fans who want to learn more about Kurylenko and her character Camille don’t need to wait for the film’s release, however. Her independent spirit, sense of adventure, bravery, style and beauty are captured in a series of unique TV programmes, articles and on-line content which have been created with support from Ford.

Special insights into the latest Bond girl are now available via the following channels:

MTV – MADE Bond Girl Special

Watch as one lucky viewer is selected to be transformed into an authentic Bond girl, mentored by Olga Kurylenko through a four-week programme including martial arts, advanced driving, styling and a makeover.

E! Entertainment – Bond Girl Diaries

A personal, behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the latest James Bond epic through the eyes of Olga Kurylenko. The programme features interviews with the leading lady, action from the film set, and a look at Kurylenko’s life and career before ’Quantum of Solace’.

E! Entertainment – Live From The Red Carpet

Exclusive footage will be seen from the ‘Quantum of Solace’ World Premiere in London, along with interviews with all the celebrity guests, sneak peeks at scenes from the new film, revealing insights as Olga Kurylenko gets ready for the big event.

Glamour magazine – Bond Special

Twelve pages of special features celebrating the new film and highlighting the style and beauty of its leading lady, Olga Kurylenko. Readers can see how they can get the "Bond girl look", with fashion and beauty tips from Kurylenko and her on-set styling team.

‘Quantum of Solace’ is produced for EON Productions by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Directed by Marc Forster, the film stars Daniel Craig as the legendary secret agent, James Bond and opens in the UK and France on October 31st, then across the rest of Europe during November 2008.

The all-new Ford Ka will be available to drivers other than Olga Kurylenko in late 2008/early 2009.

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