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Tarantino expresses an interest in Bond



Story by: Jack Foley

NOT a day goes by, of late, when something isn't being written about the new James Bond.

First, Pierce Brosnan complained about the lack of action and inventivity surrounding the next movie, then Kylie was said to have been approached to be a Bond babe.

Now, hot off the reaction to early press showings of Kill Bill: Volume Two, Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he is trying to convince the James Bond producers to let him direct 'an old style# 007 adventure.

Tarantino wants Brosnan to star and would prefer it to be an adaptation of Ian Fleming's first Bond novel, Casino Royale, which has previously only ever been made into a comedy with David Niven, Peter Sellers and Ursula Andress, in 1967.

In an interview with Scifi.com, the director said he wanted to set it in the Sixties but acknowledges that the producers would probably prefer a 21st Century update, to keep things contemporary.

But the red-hot director has backed Brosnan's view that the franchise should return to more character-driven spy plots, thereby dumping much of the action.

And while he doesn't remain that confident of his chance, he has, allegedly, already secured the support of Brosnan.

He has also pledged not to ruin the series.

When asked what he thought his chances were, he replied 'thin', but then added: "Wouldn't it be great to have a James Bond movie that didn't cost $115m and only cost $40m? Maybe we win the critics this time, then you're back in business the way you were before."

In a further twist to the latest Bond news stories, Kill Bill star, Michael Madsen, who has become close friends with Brosnan, claims the actor will not be reprising his role as James Bond again.

Madsen, who starred in 007's last adventure, Die Another Day, told the Toronto Sun that Pierce won't be back, because he doesn't want to do another one.

He went on to say that a replacement had already been found, but claimed he couldn't remember the guy's name.

But when asked whether he would be back, he added: "I would have to feel like he's going to be a good Bond for me to want to do it."

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