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
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
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."