Tarantino eyes Bond franchise
Maverick director wants to revamp the Bond franchise.
08:21 18 May 2004
Hollywood director, Quentin Tarantino, has expressed interest in directing a Bond film.
Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, he told reporters that he was a big fan of the Bond movies and would love to make one of his own.
"I would like to do the original book 'Casino Royale' and do it more or less the way the Ian Fleming book is. I've always wanted to do it," he said.
QT said he'd also like to keep hold of current 007 star Pierce Brosnan, who is yet to sign up for the next movie.
"I've bumped into Pierce Brosnan, we've talked about it, he liked the idea."
The gore galore director most recently shocked and thrilled critics alike with his Kill Bill double-bill.
"When all this 'Kill Bill' crap is over with I'll probably have a talk to the producers about it," he added. "I don't know if they're going to go for it or not but I'm letting them know that I'm interested."
The Hollywood icon, who made his name with the films, "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction", is the jury president at Cannes.