Monday, January 09, 2006

Casino Royale not to be directed by Tarantino

Well we all knew that as Goldeneye director Martin Campbell was instead chosen to direct the new 007 thriller starring Daniel Craig. But Quentin Tarantino has is upstet at James Bond producers for failing to contact him following his request to direct forthcoming 007 movie Casino Royale, because the remake had been his idea!

In 2004, the Pulp Fiction creator suggested producers remake Ian Fleming's original 1953 storyline, after screenwriters Robert Wade and Neal Purvis, who penned The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day, publicly announced they were struggling to write a third script. Tarantino had hoped to direct Casino Royale and had advised the Bond team to "go my way and do it a little differently", while maintaining he could still be trusted with the legendary superspy series.

But he was upset not to be contacted, "I'm annoyed that the James Bond producers never called me to talk about it because I can tell you that they would not be making Casino Royale if I hadn't talked about it first. "They should have at least had the courtesy to have coffee with me."

Well Bond may not be up next for him but there is the wonderfully entitled: "Inglorious Bastards" starring Micheal Madsen where a group of disgraced U.S. soldiers during World War II manage to escape the execution squad by going on a daring mission to help the Allies in the fight against the Nazis. Yes it does sound like The Dirty Dozen doesn't it? But hopefully with gangsters and Kung-Fu :)


Anonymous said...

I thought it was going to be called "Those Incredible Bastards"?

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

That's what Vaughan told me. Ask him!

Anonymous said...

actually it was going to be "Magnificent Bastards" but the executives thought people would mix it up with the classic Magnificent Seven, what with the word BASTARDS in the title you might make that mistake.

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

I would have. I always get the word Seven and Bastards mixed up. Briefing to my team yesterday: I said I wanted them to report here after PT and breakfast at 07:00 but it came out as Oh-Bastards-hundred hours!

Anonymous said...

He answered that call a long tome ago when he left me in the jungle to rot. He's already an Incredible Bastard!