Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster has recently revealed that the plot of the movie almost revolved around James Bond looking for Vesper Lynd’s orphaned son. It was later decided to eliminate that plot point from the movie in an effort to not deal with questions such as what to do with the son after Bond finds him. Would 007 feel like he had a responsibility to take care of the child? Would he just abandon it? These were questions that, thankfully, would never need to be addressed as writer Paul Haggis was outvoted on the idea.
According to the Coventry Telegraph:
Forster 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. I think Paul thought he just leaves the kid, he doesn’t deal with it.
“But [the producers] thought that would be really nasty, too, 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.’”