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Tarantino hits out at Bond remake
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Tarantino said he originally wanted to make Casino Royale
Director Quentin Tarantino has slammed the Casino Royale producers for making the movie without his input, according to the UK movie magazine, Total Film.

Tarantino, 44, best known for hit cult films like Pulp Fiction, said remaking the Bond movie was originally his idea.

"I never saw Casino Royale because I was so mad at those guys," he said. "They said publicly that Casino Royale was un-filmable."

British actor Daniel Craig made his 007 debut in the film.

The movie has been hailed the most successful Bond film ever after it generated $594m (294m) in cinemas worldwide shortly after it was released.

"The minute I said I would do Casino Royale, it's on all the websites and it is the film that people want to see. They should have said thank you, " added Tarantino.

His most recent film, Death Proof, received critical acclaim and a standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

The movie, which stars Kurt Russell as a stuntman who stalks women, is due to be released in the UK on 21 September.

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