1. Tarantino's 'Casino' Blog a Hoax

    By johncox on 2004-08-24

    An online Blog purported to be the personal diary of writer/director Quentin Tarantino is a hoax. CBn contacted Tarantino’s publicist, Bumble Ward, who confirmed the blog is a creative fabrication.

    “It’s fake,” Ward tells CBn. “The guy is doing a great job though, don’t you think? And truly, I’d hate to ruin his fun. But it’s fake. Quentin hardly knows what a mouse is.”

    The hoax blog drew the attention of Bond fans yesterday when an entry appeared in which Tarantino lamented the end of his oft-repeated ambition to make a faithful adaptation of Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel, Casino Royale.

    Most Bond fans weren’t fooled (it’s hard to imagine someone like Quentin Tarantino having the time to make daily blog entries), but at least one James Bond website reprinted the phony blog entry in its entirety in the hopes it was indeed Tarantino’s own “candid” comments.

    “Pierce wanted to make it but the producers didn’t. We sat down and discussed it but they just didn’t want me to do it. We could have made an “unofficial” experimental Bond film. I think it would have been a lot of fun but it just isn’t going to happen now.”

    – Bogus Tarantino blog entry.

    While the blog entry is a fake, the sentiment it expresses may be genuine. The chances of Eon going with Quentin Tarantino and his unconventional take seem less likely every day. Purvis and Wade have turned in their draft of the Bond 21 screenplay (which ironically uses elements of the Casino Royale novel) and Eon is said to be close to signing a director.

    Keep watching CBn for the latest news on Bond 21.

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