Veel 007-fans stonden achter Tarantino's plan om terug te gaan naar de roots van Bond, zonder mega-budgetten en mega-explosies, maar de producenten van Eon Productions waren het hier niet mee eens.
[eng]"The producers don't want me to make the film because they're afraid I'll turn it into an ultra-violent Reservoir Dogs-type-of-movie, with all my typical dialogue and no explosions. Shit if that's what they want they can have that shit, because any hack director can splice together a shitload of action and market it as a 'movie'. Personally I wanted to take a new direction with the Bond series, and really take it back to the roots of the character, like we've never seen before.
Pierce wanted to make it but the producers didn't. We sat down and discussed it but they just didn't want me to do it. Now Pierce has quit playing James Bond and I think they really missed the boat. CASINO ROYALE with Peter Sellers was not an "official" Bond movie and I think this would didn't have to be, either. We could have made an 'unofficial' experimental Bond film. I think it would have been a lot of fun but it just isn't going to happen now."[/eng]
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