Imagine if Quentin Tarantino, one of modern cinema’s most controversial directors, took over the reins of the next James Bond film.
Well it’s not just fans of the Pulp Fiction creator who would like to see Quentin take control of the next adventure for the quintessential British spy.
During a 25th anniversary screening of his classic 1991 movie Reservoir Dogs, presented on 35mm film at the Sundance Next Fest in Los Angeles on Thursday, the director scooped an Institute Vanguard Leadership Award.
Leading the tributes was actor and Tarantino regular Tim Roth, who used the opportunity to open up dialogue on how great a Tarantino Bond film would be.
Going on to discuss how the potential movie would be the ‘goriest’ but funniest in the franchise’s 55-year history he said: ‘It would also probably be the wittiest Bond ever.’
Fellow Tarantino regular Michael Madson also said: ‘He would be good. I have got to make friends with Daniel Craig so I can get in it.’
Django Unchained star Walter Goggins offered his thoughts too: ‘So often Quentin is not given credit for how important he is visually as a filmmaker. He invented his own language. No one writes like he does. It is always magic.’
However, Tarantino, who shied away from talking Bond, was reportedly more concerned with questions around his forthcoming project, which is tipped to centre around the Charles Manson murders that took place in 1969.
‘It’s being misrepresented as a Manson film – that is all I can say,’ the director said cryptically.
According to movie buffs, Tarantino is set to take on the infamous Manson family murders for his next blockbuster film – and it sounds as though he’s already got an all-star cast line up in mind for the story.
Deadline reported that the always-ambitious director has dropped Margot Robbie a line in the hope that she’ll be interested in the role of Sharon Tate, the late actress and wife of director Roman Polanski.