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Quentin Tarantino to create new spy franchise to rival 007

13-Aug-2009 • Bond Style

Quentin Tarantino wants to create a film series to rival James Bond, reports STV.

The American director is planning to adapt three spy thriller novels by British writer Len Deighton into a movie series which will attract fans of the British secret agent's on screen adventures.

Tarantino explained: "One of the things I enjoy musing about doing is the trilogy of Len Deighton books, 'Berlin Game', 'Mexico Set', and 'London Match'.

"The story takes place in the Cold War and follows a spy named Bernard Sampson. What is attractive is the really great characters and the wonderful casting."

The 'Inglourious Basterds' filmmaker also revealed he has a list of British actors he'd love to work with, including 'How To Lose Friends and Alienate People' star Simon Pegg, and is keen to shoot a film in the UK in the near future.

Tarantino, 46, added in an interview with Britain's The Sun newspaper: "I am a huge fan of Simon Pegg. I also think Kate Winslet is the best actresses that ever lived, so I would be honoured to work with her.

"I am also a huge admirer of Anthony Hopkins. I would also love to work with Michael Caine. I can see them appearing in my movies."

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