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Quentin Tarantino still fuming over Casino Royale snub

23-Mar-2007 • Casino Royale

MEDIA RUMOUR
Director Quentin Tarantino claims the bosses behind the 007 movies stole his idea to remake Casino Royale - according to the Daily Mirror.

He wanted to create a gritty film starring Pierce Brosnan but was told it was unfilmable.

Months later, Daniel Craig replaced Brosnan and production began on a back-to-basics movie that has become the biggest hit in the Bond series.

Tarantino, 43, said: "I resent that none of them gave me a shout out that I'm the one got them making Casino Royale."

He also claims movie mogul Harvey Weinstein put forward the Pulp Fiction director's name to Bond chiefs.

Tarantino said: "They told him, 'We're afraid Quentin's going to make it too good and f*** the rest of the series'."

Thanks to `Grunther` for the alert.

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