Quentin Tarantino wanted to make a James Bond movie? Read on and find out more!
The world is full of countless “What-ifs.” What if Armie Hammer actually played Batman in the never-made Justice League: Mortals movie? What if that movie actually came about? What if anything surrounding all those DC movies actually came to fruition? History film is very much set in stone. Movies are developed, made, and they take their place in the pantheon of the industry. So it’s sometimes hard to remember there was a point where it wasn’t set in stone.
Like, for instance, did you know that Quentin Tarantino was interested in making a James Bond movie? No joke. The master of violence and dialogue himself was actually into the idea of making a Bond film with actor Pierce Brosnan.
The revelation came during a Goldeneye “watchalong,” where Brosnan himself essentially provided commentary for the movie. He gave an unexpected tale involving the famed filmmaker.
“It was after Kill Bill Vol. 2,” Brosnan said, “and he wanted to meet me, so I went up to Hollywood one day from the beach, and I met him at the Four Seasons. I got there at 7pm, I like to be punctual. 7:15 came around, no Quentin, he was upstairs doing press. Someone sent over a martini, so I had a martini, and I waited till 7:30, and I thought, where the heck is he? Word came down, apologies, so I thought, okay, I’ll have another martini.”
Tarantino eventually came down, and upon seeing that Brosnan had consumed two drinks decided to match the actor. Needless to say, it wasn’t long before they were both drunk.
Brosnan recalled: “He was pounding the table, saying you’re the best James Bond, I wanna do James Bond, and it was very close quarters in the restaurant and I thought, please calm down, but we don’t tell Quentin Tarantino to calm down.”
“He wanted to do James Bond,” Brosnan continued, “and I went back to the shop and told them but it wasn’t mean to be. No Quentin Tarantino for James Bond.”
Sadly, nothing ever came of that meeting. In fact, I don’t recall any interviews in the past where Tarantino expressed any interest. Was this an idea he actually had real investment in, or was it the result of just too many drinks? I’m sure once Tarantino does another round of interviews, it’ll be something outlets ask.
We already know that Tarantino is a know-it-all of pretty much every film genre under the sun. He’s had some work done on a potential Star Trek film, after all…so would it have ever worked out? I guess we’ll have to check that off as another one of alternate history’s mysteries.
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