We've been hearing rumours of Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek movie for years and now former Bond actor Pierce Brosnan has revealed that the director once pitched a 007 movie to him during a Martini-fuelled evening in Hollywood. 

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With next Bond movie, No Time to Die, delayed until September due to the coronavirus outbreak, Esquire magazine hosted a "watchalong" of Brosnan’s 1995 Bond outing GoldenEye over the weekend, with the Navan actor joining in as a special guest. 

And naturally, the old smoothie regaled viewers with some choice stories about the making of the movie and its aftermath. 

The best anecdote has got to be Brosnan’s tale of how Tarantino once pitched him a 007 movie over several martinis in a swanky Hollywood hotel.

"It was after Kill Bill Vol. 2, and he wanted to meet me," Brosnan said. "So I went up to Hollywood one day from the beach, and I met him at the Four Seasons.

Quentin Tarantino 

"I got there at 7.00pm, 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 till 7:30, and I thought, where the heck is he? Word came down, apologies, so I thought, okay, I'll have another martini."

By the time Tarantino turned up, Brosnan admitted he was "fairly smokered" so the director joined in and soon, "we were [both] fairly smokered".

Brosnan continued, "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.

"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."

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