1. Tarantino's Bond Bid

    By @mrpauldunphy on 2003-10-05

    While promoting his forthcoming film Kill Bill, director Quentin Tarantino told The New York Daily News how he would tackle one of the only Bond novels not to have an ‘official’ Eon treatment to date.

    He told told them “Someday I’m going to get the rights to do Casino Royale, the first James Bond novel, and do it the right way. I really wanted it to be my followup to Pulp Fiction and do it with Pierce Brosnan, but have it take place after the events of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – after Bond’s wife, Tracy, has been killed.”

    “I want Bond to be in mourning when he falls in love with Vesper Lynd, the woman in the novel. From what I know of Brosnan and read in interviews, I think he’d want to go in the direction I’d want to take Bond, though I’m not certain producers of the series would agree.”

    This isn’t the only time Tarantino has expressed interest in being involved in a Bond film, the rumour mill had him apparently submit to Eon a script for a potential Bond film that Tony Scott would supposedly direct, Tarantino also has in the past put forward his wish to write/direct a film in a 60s style.