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Tarantino wants British spy franchise

QuentinTarantino.jpgWell it wouldn't be James Bond would it? Perhaps he would like a crack at that franchise, but it appears not, but it is a spy series from another British author that could well become the hipper and cooler version of Bond.

Quentin Tarantino has been talking about perhaps bringing to life another British spy franchise, but we all know how fond Tarantino is talking about potential projects and never seeing them to fruition.

Still, Quentin Tarantino has been talking about a potential film from the writer Len Deighton (Amazon.co.uk / Amazon.com) and his books Berlin Game, Mexico Set and London Match. The trilogy tells the cold war set story of Bernard Samson, a middle aged and jaded intelligence officer working for the Secret Intelligence Service in the eighties.

The series has already been adapted, but for BBC television in 1988 and starring Ian Holm. Deighton also wrote the character of Harry Palmer who was brought to life in The Ipcress File film and the two sequels by Michael Caine.

The story in The Guardian has the quote from Tarantino who is typically ruminating his ideas out loud, in public, and to the press. That means we'll probably never see it come to life!

”One of the things I enjoy musing about doing is the trilogy of Len Deighton books, Berlin Game, Mexico Set and London Match...I love England. It would be a wonderful life experience to have an excuse to work here for six or nine months."”

Hold up there, so really all he's saying is that he'd love to film in England and he loves the Deighton novels which would be a good excuse to do so, and selling his new film to a British newspaper at the same time. Mmmm, perhaps more marketing than really seeing Tarantino build a new spy franchise to rival Bond.



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