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Dream Casting Quentin Tarantino's Casino Royale

Tarantino doing Bond was the match made in heaven we didn't know we even wanted.

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Quentin Tarantino's proposed adaptation of Casino Royale is one of the most famous movies that never got made, and recently found itself back in the headlines after Pierce Brosnan recounted the tale of discussing the project with the maverick filmmaker over one too many Martinis.

Tarantino had spoken to Ian Fleming's estate about acquiring the rights, and he wanted to set the movie during the 1960s but still have Brosnan reprise the role of James Bond, and looked to both subvert and deconstruct the entire history of the franchise in the process.

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Ultimately, and suspiciously coincidentally, Eon quickly green-lit their own adaptation of Casino Royale soon after Tarantino's interest became public, leading to the Daniel Craig movies that will draw to a close this year with the release of No Time to Die.

Tarantino doing Bond is one of those great 'what if?' projects that will generate discussion for years to come, but if he ever got round to making it there's no doubt he would have assembled one hell of a cast as he always does.

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