Date: 8th October 2003

Tarantino wants to make Bond movie

Quentin Tarantino says he wants to make a James Bond film and believes he could "do it the right way".

The Kill Bill director told the New York Daily News that he is aiming to get the rights to make a new version of Casino Royale, the first James Bond novel.

"I wanted it to be the follow-up to Pulp Fiction and do it with Pierce Brosnan, but have it take place after On Her Majesty's Secret Service, after Bond's wife, Tracy, has been killed," he said.

Casino Royale is the only Bond book not to have been made into a film under the Broccoli franchise, although an all-star spoof was made in 1967.

"From what I know of Brosnan, I think he'd want to go in the direction I'd want to take Bond," Tarantino said. "Though I'm not sure the producers of the series would agree."

Source: Press Release