Date: 15th March 2005

Tarantino slams Bond bosses

Quentin Tarantino has criticised the makers of James Bond for ditching Pierce Brosnan.

Tarantino said he was keen to remake Casino Royale with Brosnan, but as soon as he heard other actors were being lined up for the part, he abandoned the project.

He said: "I would have liked to do Casino Royale with Pierce.

But once I heard Brosnan isn't going to be doing any more Bond films, that killed it as far as I was concerned. He's really proven himself to me as the James Bond for this generation. He can really pull off that Sixties thing that Casino Royale would have. It should be more like the original book."

Tarantino who picked up the icon of the decade award at the Empire Film Awards says he hope to cast Brosnan in a film soon reports the Evening Standard.

Source: Press Release