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Quentin Tarantino Wants to Tackle James Bond

By Mike Davidson

CANNES, France (Reuters) - After four years of filming and editing his "Kill Bill" revenge saga, American director Quentin Tarantino (news) feels like he's climbed a cinematic mountain but instead of a much-desired rest he wants to tackle the Everest of film genres: James Bond.

Once Tarantino finishes worldwide promotion for his "Kill Bill - Volume 2" sequel, which stars Uma Thurman (news) as a bride bent on finding the man who tried to kill her, he plans to approach the producers of the big-budget Bond series.

"I've always wanted to do it. I bumped into Pierce Brosnan (news) and we talked about it. He liked the idea," he said.

Tarantino is a lifelong fan of the British spy saga, now starring the Irish actor Brosnan.

"I would like to do the original book 'Casino Royale' and do it more or less the way the Ian Fleming book is," Tarantino told Reuters in an interview in Cannes, where he is president of this year's film festival jury.

"Casino Royale" was made in 1967 as an ill-fated spoof starring David Niven (news) as an aging 007.

"I don't know if they're going to go for it or not, but I'm letting them know I'm interested," he said.

Only weeks ago, an exhausted Tarantino said he felt like he had already climbed the world's highest peak and would probably pick a smaller-scale production for his next picture.

That was before he received some words of advice from Eleanor Coppola, wife of legendary director Francis Ford Coppola (news) and mother of Sofia Coppola (news) ("Lost in Translation"), who is rumored to be dating Tarantino.

Eleanor Coppola, who documented the disaster-ridden making of her husband's 1979 classic "Apocalypse Now," told Tarantino to tackle ambitious projects while he still had youth and energy on his side.

"It was actually quite profound advice that she gave. Not to say that you can't make a small movie in between, but now is not the time to do a left-handed project," Tarantino said. "Now is the time to climb Mount Everest (news - web sites)."

The "Reservoir Dogs" director sounds like he has no intention of slowing down. He has completed a script for a World War II project and is also toying with plans for a horror film.

Though he is handing out the honors this year, Tarantino has every intention of returning to Cannes, where he won the Palme d'Or best film award in 1994 with "Pulp Fiction."

"I guess at the end of the day it would be nice if my crowning achievement was the fact that I won more Palme d'Ors than any filmmaker who ever lived. That would be great, that's something to aspire to," he said.

Greatest.Bond.Ever.

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Guest Angry Baboon

Hugh Grant: Ah-Hah. Yes. Quite Splendid, Ehehehehuh, Yes, Jolly good. Well old chap, I was pondering, if you could be buggered, perhaps you could nip down the shops and pick me up a packet of smarties?

Bond: ENGLISH MOTHERFUCKER, DO YOU SPEAK IT?!

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Tarantino could either produce a shit Bond film, or a different Bond film. It will either be so sucky that no-one will see James Bond in the same light again, or it will add something to the series, and spice it up a little, as James Bond has always seemed a bit dry to me.

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No nonononononononononononononononono.

I love Bond (Well adore Connery, love Roger Moore, like the other three though hate the last film - too Hollywood)

And I love Tarantino movies.

But something in this smells WRONG.

I really don't know what but there's something inside me that says it would be a huge mistake for both Tarantino AND the Bond brand. It wouldn't work. And I'm not certain why. But it wouldn't.

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Bond: ENGLISH MOTHERFUCKER, DO YOU SPEAK IT?!

Somebody wants a black James Bond. Honestly, if I had to choose between Tarantino directing and Sam Jackson as Bond, I'd go for the baddest motherfucker in show business in a second.

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Somebody wants a black James Bond. Honestly, if I had to choose between Tarantino directing and Sam Jackson as Bond, I'd go for the baddest motherfucker in show business in a second.

I've heard rumors that say after Peirce is done they are going for Cuba Gooding Jr.

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I've heard rumors that say after Peirce is done they are going for Cuba Gooding Jr.

Obviously the people casting this film have yet to see Radio. Dude can't act, case closed.

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It'll certainly be a different experience nonetheless.

The question now is who is going to play Bond. I don't see anyone as James Bond especially not Cuba Gooding Jr. I'll never see him beyond a putz anyways.

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The Bond movies are never great masterpieces but they are definitely kick ass and exciting. I don't know how good it would be with Tarentino making it. That guy is messed up. Have you ever seen him on Conan O' Brien or other talk shows? He's crazy.

And for the Cuba Gooding Jr. thing? Please God No. Cuba doesn't have the "Fonz Factor" (ala EWR) that it takes to play Bond. He's too pussy.

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Guest Pirate Chasin' Booty

They shit on the whole series more and more with each film, so turning James Bond black and american can't be too surprising.

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*cheks EWR Moviestars scenario* Cube Gooding...Fonz factor?!?! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

Nope.

Not being weird but I can't see there ever being an American Bond. It's sacriligeous.

As much as I think he shouldn't do it as it'd be a step down for him, Clive Owen is the obvious choice as he has total fonz factor, is a great actor and would bring back the right sort of feel to Bond.

Bond needs to feel more English again rather than continui ng down the Hollywood route which is raping the series and destroying it majorly.

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All the James Bond movies put me to sleep, although i've only attempted to watch the movies on T.V and any movie on T.V will put you to sleep.

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