According to former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan, critically acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino once got drunk at a restaurant meeting and pitched the idea of a new 007 film.
Tarantino, whose recent masterpiece Once Upon A Time In Hollywood once again propelled him to the top of cinema’s greatest, is responsible for a wealth of supremely successful projects such as Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Django Unchained and many more.
While wide-ranging and brilliantly written films have followed his career, Tarantino once considered taking a slightly different route with his cinematic efforts after he witnessed Pierce Brosnan as Bond in the 1995 film GoldenEye. Arranging to have dinner with 007 himself, Tarantino hit the Martini’s and let his mind do some creative wandering.
“It was after Kill Bill Vol. 2, and he wanted to meet me, so I went up to Hollywood one day from the beach, and I met him at the Four Seasons,” Brosnan explained in a recent interview with Esquire. “I got there at 7 pm, I like to be punctual. 7:15 came around, no Quentin, he was upstairs doing press. Someone sent over a martini, so I had a martini, and I waited until 7:30, and I thought, ‘Where the heck is he?’ Word came down, apologies, so I thought, OK, I’ll have another martini.”
“He was pounding the table, saying you’re the best James Bond, I wanna do James Bond, and it was very close quarters in the restaurant and I thought, please calm down, but we don’t tell Quentin Tarantino to calm down,” said Brosnan.
“He wanted to do James Bond, and I went back to the shop and told them but it wasn’t mean to be. No Quentin Tarantino for James Bond.”