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24 - day 3, and Tarantino wants Bond

The third season of 24 premiered yesterday in the US. I just watched the preview on the home page. Nice. The same "Indiana Jones" feeling as in the second season: "The first wave of attack will be terror. The last line of defense will be him." Heh! It would appear that in the world of 24 the whole of the intelligence community is either taking a break or corrupt. Good thing we've got Jack to save us! (This time the threat is "global" according to the trailer, that's why the 'us'). I can't wait.

There's also good news and bad news. Bad news first: Jack's daughter, Kim, is definitely back. Good news: she's new a CTU agent. With any luck, she will not last longer than, say, four or five episodes.

Related: I was just thinking how cool it would be if they did a 24 movie. It wouldn't be exactly the same (since you'd lose the element of real time), but Jack Bauer can be the dark side of James Bond, so to speak. Then, I thought: When's the next Bond movie coming out? (The last one, Die another day freaked me out through the first half, I mean, it almost seemed to have a plot! False alarm though, and it was a good Bond movie). So I search. And I find this:

The Kill Bill director told the New York Daily News that he is aiming to get the rights to make a new version of Casino Royale, the first James Bond novel.

"I wanted it to be the follow-up to Pulp Fiction and do it with Pierce Brosnan, but have it take place after On Her Majesty's Secret Service, after Bond's wife, Tracy, has been killed," he said.

"From what I know of Brosnan, I think he'd want to go in the direction I'd want to take Bond," Tarantino said. "Though I'm not sure the producers of the series would agree."

Oh boy.

Posted by diego on October 29, 2003 at 10:42 AM

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