Martin Campbell, the director of the 21st superspy movie Casino Royale, has dropped the Monty Python comedian's character because his plans for a serious, realistic Bond movie would be undermined by Cleese's humorous part.
Cleese says, "If I'm told that is there is a Q, I will be Q.
"But unfortunately, I don't believe there's a Q in the current version of the script."
Campbell adds, "Casino Royale will be a grittier, tougher and more realistic Bond movie.
"We'll be getting away from the huge visual effects and comic relief."13/03/2005 21:23