Brosnan Turns Down Bond Spoof

Former JAMES BOND hunk PIERCE BROSNAN has turned down the chance to reprise his role as the superspy in a QUENTIN TARANTINO 007 spoof.

The KILL BILL director reportedly wanted the Irish actor to star in a comedy remake of SIR IAN FLEMING's first Bond book CASINO ROYALE.

But, despite being dropped by MGM from the Bond franchise, Brosnan doesn't want to damage the character's image.

A source says, "Pierce is flattered that Quentin wanted him but has politely declined. He wants to move on to other roles and doesn't want to taint a character and a franchise that has been so good to him.

"It would have been tempting to take revenge for the treatment he received by Bond producers but he's happy to just leave them to it and get on with bigger and better projects."

17/11/2004 14:18

Contactmusic

Tags: James Bond - Pierce Brosnan - Quentin Tarantino - Kill Bill - Casino Royale - Mgm

Advertisement

More James Bond

Stunning Location for 'Skyfall' Now Blighted With Fly-Tipping

Glen Etive in Lochaber, the stunning location used in the James Bond movie Skyfall, is now a hot spot for the dumping of rubbish. A...

Recent James Bond Films Have Been Geared Towards Asian Audiences, Says John Cleese

John Cleese, who played James Bond’s gadget man Q in 2002’s Die Another Day, has claimed that filmmakers are more interested in the Britsh Spy’s...

Everything You Need To Know About Christopher Lee's Metal Covers Album

He’s been the evil wizard Saruman in one of the biggest grossing blockbuster franchises of all time. He’s played Dracula on almost a dozen occasions,...

Next Bond Villain Chiwetel Ejiofor: His Career So Far

12 Years a Slave may have finally brought Chiwetel Ejiofor the worldwide recognition he deserved, but now the actor is reported to be taking on...

Advertisement

'12 Years A Slave' Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Set For Bond Villain Role

The Oscar-nominated star of 12 Years A Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor, is likely to become the next James Bond villain, according to Variety. The trade magazine...

Mel Gibson? Actors Who 'Could' Have Been James Bond

Before Bourne, there was Bond. James Bond is a name that has become synonymous with the idea of classic British sophistication and suave. Professionally trained...

Bond Headed to Wales? Pinewood Studios Setting up in Cardiff

Pinewood Studios is setting up another complex in Cardiff which will generate an estimated $90 million for the economy. Pinewood Studios Wales will be based...

Lewis Collins, Actor Who Played 'The Professionals' "Bodie", Dies Aged 67

Lewis Collins, the actor who starred on crime television series The Professionals, has died aged 67 after a five year battle with cancer, according to...

Advertisement

Comments

James Bond Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on James Bond

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All