James Bond – Quentin Tarantino speaks out on almost directing Casino Royale
It was 70 years ago that Ian Fleming published his first James Bond novel Casino Royale.
EON Productions was set to make an adaptation with Sean Connery but producer Charles K Feldman. who had acquired the rights couldn’t come to an agreement with the Bond producers so made a spoof adventure instead.
David Niven starred as an older 007 in the 1967 Casino Royale with Woody Allen and Peter Sellers, released the same year as the official You Only Live Twice.
It wasn’t until 2006 when the Bond franchise was rebooted with Daniel Craig that EON finally made their version.
Yet did you know that Quentin Tarantino had attempted to direct Casino Royale in a period setting before them?
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