Tarantino wants to do Casino Royale with Brosnan

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  1. Nelson Au

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    Interesting news bit from Scifi.com. What do you think?

     
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    Sounds very cool. It'd be a nice direction to take the films in even if it is one time only. After the big budget mess of Die another Day, they could use a little break.
     
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    If it's like the early Connery Bond films, I'm all for it. "From Russia With Love" is what every Bond flick should aspire to be.

    Of course, there is the question of whether Tarantino could pull off a PG-13 rated movie. [​IMG]
     
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    If this pans out, this could be the GREATEST James Bond film by far (and this coming from a MAJOR fan of the "original" Royale, the true inspiration for Austin Powers and so much more). [​IMG]
     
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    Indeed. but now it would almost fall into that "like Austin Powers" ideal. I know that it sounds silly since Casino Royale was the original to begin with, but it is definitely going to look that way to the under 30 crowd. When they rereleased the Flint series on DVD, they called it "the original man of mystery" basically trying to relate it to Austin Powers. It will be hard for this to really sell as a "genuine" James Bond.
    I've always felt that Casino Royale was the outcast of the James Bond line (it was not released with the other rereleased Bond titles). It would be nice to get full recognition in the mythology of Bond, after all these years.
     
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    um you guys do realise that Tarantino is referring to the first James Bond novel written in the 1950's and not the silly overblown Peter Sellers comedy of 1967?

    I think it's a great idea, if it ever happened. The franchise could do with an injection of realism, no more ice-surfing please!
    Casino Royale contains a very painful torture sequence, which is right up Tarantino's alley, I wonder if that would have been included.[​IMG]
     
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    This is one of the better novels. It needs to be done as a "period piece".

    OK, who do you want to play Vesper Lynd?
     
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    I thought Inglorious Bastards was QTs next and that half the cast was locked and expecting to shoot next year. When is he expecting to have the time to do this?

    Wishful thinking.
     
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    He's not expecting anything. He's been talking about this at least since Pulp Fiction came out, and he knows full well that the Bond producers don't allow non-British to direct Bond films. If they told Spielberg to go away after he talked about his dreams of doing a Bond movie way back when, I think it's pretty unlikely that they'll ever give Tarantino a shot [​IMG]
     
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    I agree that the closest Tarentino could get to James Bond is his appearances on Alias. But the cool thing about this story is that it brings to light another voice that may or may not influence the people at EON Productions to bring Bond back to it's simpler roots of the Connery era. A return to From Russia with Love or OHMSS would be cool. They don't need to keep doing the same thing and try to top the last film.

    The director of the first Matt Daman Bourne Identity film, Doug Liman could be an interesting choice. But he may not want to go that route.
     
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    QT talking about this has been around for awhile, but him talking with Pierce B is new. I doubt if the producers would give QT a shot at Bond, although the franchise needs something like this badly! Why they don't go after Name directors is beyond me. Imagine, a Bond movie directed by Spielberg or Scott or Fincher. Well, a guy can dream.
     
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    Becaues James Bond is a brand that Eon has been exploiting for decades and which they fully intend to exploit for decades more. If a big-name director came in and put his personal stamp on the film, the fear probably is that the fans would follow that director as opposed to the franchise.

    That's changing somewhat - MGM has been putting pressure on Eon to cast more recognizable female leads and use more popular musicians for the themes - but I imagine Eon would still be more comfortable with, say, John McTiernan (a great but relatively anonymous action director) than John Woo.

    Also, those A-list directors? You have to pay them more, give them more input into casting and other aspects of the production, they don't like micro-managing producers, and the press listens if they feel aggrieved.
     
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    Bond is basically the franchise keeping MGM afloat. I'm sure they already have $450 million in guarantee revenue penciled in for the end of 2005. They are not going to be keen on any experiments that could jeapordize that. A Tarantino Bond made for a modest budget is almost certainly profitable but isn't necessarily the guaranteed big revenue generator the last four Bonds have been. Until MGM finally folds, gets some more franchises, or the Bond rights get sold the idea of Bond getting back to his roots is complete wishful thinking.
     
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    It's certanly wishful thinking to hope the Bond films will return to it's roots. But after Moonraker, they did go back and do the simpler and grounded in reality For Your Eyes Only.
     
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    I'm not sure about the 'big director' idea. First off, the producers would never give them enough freedom, and Bond has always done well without 'name' directors.

    That being said, I do think the movies have been going downhill lately, going down the wrong path.



    Unfortunatly, that's been part of the downfall of the franchise lately. The problem with big names is that they bring their own baggage to the film. Most of them (Teri Hatcher, Denise Richards, Halle Berry) have been pretty bad.

    They need to go back to lesser named actresses, preferably non-American. There seems to be more allure in that.

    As for music themes, I'm not sure what you are talking about. They have always used popular musicians for the themes...

    Jason
     
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    Even though Goldeneye was a blockbuster type film, it still did feel more "Bondish" than the other three. You had Soviets, somewhat unknown ladies (which were both wonderful), and a really good story. I'd love to see them go back to the old style though. I liked the recent ones, but I'm a sucker for all things James Bond.


    AJG
     
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    "Goldeneye" is still the best Brosnan film. TWINE had potential, but it starts getting stupid towards the end, and Denise Richards just sucks the life out of every scene she's in.

    Personally, I would have liked to have seen more Rosamund Pike in DAD than Halle Berry.

    Jason
     
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    I guess Famke Janssen did allright in GoldenEye !!
     
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    Yeah, Famke isn't a "super known" actress, at least at the time that film came out, and she managed to play the alluring unknown type, which works well with bond.. big names/supermodel types tend to be terrible.
     
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    Three of the last four were directed by guys born outside of the UK...
     

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