70 years ago, Ian Fleming published his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale.
EON Productions is set to make an adaptation with Sean Connery but producer Charles K Feldman. Those who got the rights couldn’t come to an agreement with the Bond producers so they made a satirical gamble instead.
David Niven starred as an older 007 in 1967’s Casino Royale with Woody Allen and Peter Sellers, released the same year as the official You Only Live Twice.
It wasn’t until 2006 when the Bond franchise was rebooted with Daniel Craig that EON finally made its own version.
However, did you know that Quentin Tarantino tried to direct Casino Royale in his prequel?
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talk with Delivery time“We reached out to Ian Fleming’s people, and they suggested they still own the rights to Casino Royale,” Tarantino said. series of Bond films.
“We were going to cast an actor and be one and do it. So I thought we could do that.”
Tarantino added, “But then it turns out that three years ago Broccolis figured out that somebody was going to try to do what I did.
And so what they did is they just made a package deal with Fleming’s estate and said, “We have the movie rights to everything he’s ever written.” We’ll just give you a bunch of money. That’s for everything he’s ever written. If anyone wants to make a movie out of it, they have to come to us.”