Big Bond fan here, and the answer to your question is yes, and no.
When one is looking at the "new" James Bond, as in Daniel Craig's effort in Casino
, and now the upcoming Quantum of
, we must also look to the past.
Many people do not know that Casino Royale
was Ian Fleming's first novel featuring 007, written in 1953, due to the fact that
was the the first film produced (released 1962) even though it was the 6th book written
While the latest version of Casino Royale
is very different from the original, it is also very much the same in a "traditional" Bond sort of
value. Some of the names and dates have been changed, but it is still a story of love lost, a vengeance born, and in turn, James Bond reborn.
Quantum of Solace
is not a mainstream Bond title, and the upcoming film bears no resemblence to the short story featured in 1960's
For Your Eyes Only
My gut is telling me one thing about your question:
That this new Bond, although facing updated issues, is rich with tradition and dedicated to the old guard of 007's before him. IE; dry martini's -
shaken, not stirred, Aston Martins, a Walther P99.
Therefore, your Illuminati does exist, and it will be featured in this film.
However, it will be known by a different, more familiar name. Just as we have been re-introduced to James Bond, It is now time to be re-introduced to
the global consortium of evil puppeteers known as the "Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion".
Or, more widely known as SPECTRE