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James Bond producers stopped Quentin Tarantinto adapting Casino Royale

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Quentin Tarantino was looking to adapt the James Bond story Casino Royale, but the 007 producers blocked the attempt, according to the director himself.

Speaking to Deadline, Tarantino explained that there was a point where Eon Productions, which produces the Bond movies, did not own the rights to Casino Royale (hence the '67 Casino Royale movie).  "We reached out to the Ian Fleming people, and they had suggested that they still own the rights to Casino Royale," Tarantino revealed. "And that's what I wanted to do after Pulp Fiction was do my version of Casino Royale, and it would've taken place in the '60s and wasn't about a series of Bond movies.

We would have cast an actor and be one and done. So I thought we could do this." He continued: "But then it turned out that [Bond producers] the Broccolis three years earlier figured out somebody was going to try to do what I did.

And so what they did is they just made a blanket deal with the Fleming estate and said that: 'We have the movie rights to everything he's ever written.

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