Interviewed by Deadline, Quentin Tarantino recalled that he wanted to direct a 007 after Pulp Fiction, and explained why it didn’t go through. However, he suggests something to anyone who wants to resume the saga after Daniel Craig (he doesn’t even think about it).
The perspective of a James Bond 007 directed by Quentin Tarantino we are sure it would intrigue not only i fan of Bondbut also those of the director, who however in an interview with Deadline reiterated his intention to retire from the cinema after the last The Movie Critic. Chatting with the journalist, Quentin reiterated that he really had the intention to direct a 007almost thirty years ago, after Pulp Fiction. But things didn’t go the right way…
Casino Royale, 007 from David Niven to Daniel Craig, the curious story of the adaptation by Ian Fleming
Quentin Tarantino: “I wanted to make Casino Royale, but you have to adapt the books”
Quentin Tarantino he says that it went like this: after Pulp Fiction he wanted to make one its version Of Casino Royaleset in the sixtieswith no intention of starting a new 007 series, only one. Legally it could have, because “Casino Royale” had been one of the books for a long time Ian Fleming whose film rights were not owned by Eon dei Broccoli. Through the MiramaxTarantino tried to reach an agreement directly with the heirs of Ian Fleming, but discovered that the Broccoli had taken measures to avoid bypassing their Bond management.
We discovered that the Broccoli three years earlier had imagined that someone would try to do what I was thinking of doing. So they made a kind of framework agreement with the Fleming heirs, saying, “We have i movie rights to everything he ever wrote. We will give you lots of money. For every single thing I’ve ever written. If someone wants to make a film out of it, they have to come through us.” But like every story, every travel book. If I wanted to make a film out of Thrilling Cities (a collection of travel articles written for the Sunday Times, ed), I would have to ask the Allow Broccoli! to stop smartass like me.
Quentin has never spoken directly with Eon and the Broccoli family, but he has been told obliquely that, while respecting him as a filmmaker and harboring no doubts about the quality of the result he would guarantee, his signature would end up alter their trading machine which has different rules. Insisting that he doesn’t even think about signing another film after that The Movie CriticTarantino has an advice on what could be done for the post-Daniel Craig.
I’ve been thinking about for a while what they should do: there are many books in the series with classic titles, classic adventures. And in most cases many of those have never been adapted. I mean right in the plots. (…) They took the plot broadly, maybe a Bond Girl or a villain and went their own way. (…) In my opinion they shouldn’t remake the films but adapt the books, but just as they were written. It would be all new stuff.