Quentin Tarantino pitched Pierce Brosnan an awesome Bond idea while drunk

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

What would you say if I told you that a once "fairly smokered" Quentin Tarantino pitched a potential 007 collaboration to Bond actor Pierce Brosnan? My guess is that you'd sit bolt upright in whatever chair you're occupying and demand more details. Well, according to a recent live interview with Esquire, Brosnan revealed that he met with the PULP FICTION and JACKIE BROWN director about joining forces for some superspy shenanigans on the big screen.

The way Brosnan tells it, he and Tarantino met shortly after the release of KILL BILL VOL. 2. “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 recalls. In time, the two ended up sharing more than a few drinks, and got rather sauced in the process. “I got there at 7pm, I like to be punctual,” Brosnan said. “7:15 came around, no Quentin, he was upstairs doing press. Someone sent over a martini, so I had a martini, and I waited till 7:30, and I thought, where the heck is he? Word came down, apologies, so I thought, okay, I’ll have another martini.”

Before long, Brosnan says that he'd perhaps tied on one martini too many, before meeting Tarantino face-to-face. As it turns out, that wasn't a problem at all, seeing as Tarantino was more than game to get on Brosnan's level for their conversation. “He [Tarantino] 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,” Brosnan told Esquire.

While Brosnan wouldn't reveal the details of what Tarantino had pitched for his would-be Bond film, the MRS. DOUBTFIRE actor did say that he “went back to the shop and told them but it wasn’t meant to be.” Brosnan added, “That would be a good one to watch.”

What do you imagine Tarantino's plans for Bond would have been? Would he have featured a classic villain or someone brand new as the project's Big Bad? Could Uma Thurman have been in the running to play a Bond girl? We may never know for sure. Or, perhaps all we need to do is feed Tarantino a few martinis and ask him to spill the beans? At any rate, I'm sure that Tarantino's Bond would have pushed the limits of the suave spy and then some, seeing as he's typically good for getting the most out of any character he chooses to showcase on the silver screen.

Source: Esquire

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Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a JoBlo.com editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.