Casino Royale is widely credited for rebooting the James Bond series starring Daniel Craig. But Quentin Tarantino once thought that if it wasn’t for him, Casino Royale would never have been done. At one point he cared so much about it that he thought the people behind royal owed him credit for the film.
Quentin Tarantino has made a bid against Barbara Broccoli for the rights to ‘Casino Royale’
As some know, Casino Royale is Ian Flemming’s first James Bond novel, introducing the MI6 agent to the world. Tarantino had always expressed an interest in doing Casino Royale. But Tarantino made a real effort to acquire the rights to the book in order to realize his vision. Martin Campbell shared this revelation in an interview with The Daily Express.
“Casino Royale wasn’t going to be the next movie. They were developing another script but then, after a long battle, the Broccoli suddenly got the film rights to the first Bond movie, despite Quentin Tarantino bidding against them,” Campbell said according to Warped Factor.
Tarantino also reportedly asked Pierce Brosnan to continue his role as 007. But Broccoli decided to go in a different direction.
“The script being developed was an original story in which James Bond is not the character we know today, but someone younger and more deranged,” he said. “Pierce was starting to turn 49 or something, and was clearly too old to play young Bond, so they decided to go in a different direction.”
Quentin Tarantino once said he should have been credited for ‘Casino Royale’
Quentin Tarantino didn’t believe it Casino Royale would have existed without it. In an interview on Friday night with jonathan rossthe pulp Fiction the director shared how he inspired the film.
“The reason why they did Casino Royale it’s all up to me,” Tarantino said. “It’s the truth. The thing is, I made a point that I said, ‘I wanted to do Casino Royale. They were already on record saying the film was unfilmable. But then, after I said it and talked about it a bit, the big thing on everyone online was that this was what the fans wanted to see. And that’s when they [went]”Oh, maybe it’s not so unfilmable now.”
The Mirror reported that Tarantino spoke about the situation and felt the studio should have given him credit for the film.
“I don’t like that none of them yelled at me that I’m the only one [that] made them do Casino Royale,“said Tarantino. “They told them, ‘We’re afraid Quentin will make it too good and screw up the rest of the show. “”
Pierce Brosnan No Longer James Bond Killed Quentin Tarantino’s Bond Movie
Quentin Tarantino’s interest in a Bond movie died down after he learned that Pierce Brosnan would not be portraying the character.
“But once I heard that Brosnan wouldn’t be doing any more Bond movies, it killed him as far as I was concerned,” he told the Empire Awards (via Sunday Morning Herald).
It is because the golden eye The actor embodied everything Tarantino wanted to see in a Bond.
“Over time, he really proved to me that he was the James Bond of this generation,” he continued. “He can really pull off this 60s thing that Casino Royale would – it’s not just about a guy trying to take over the world, with high-speed trains and action sequences, it should be more like the book.
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