Quentin Tarantino has been traveling around the world recently, promoting his new film "Inglourious Basterds" and talking about everything but in the meantime. In the past few months he's talked about the debt "Casino Royale" owes to him, a prequel to "Basterds" and has been denying rumors of adaptations left, right and center. Now, though, it seems he's talking about something more concrete? (Although, when it comes to Tarantino even the concrete isn't safe.) Anyway, the director was doing some Q&A with the U.K. press and Yahoo picked up some good quotage regarding the director's desire to adapt a Len Deighton spy novel trilogy (his most famous work is perhaps, "The Ipcress File," which was turned into a movie starring Michael Caine). He name-dropped a few British actors he's fond of including Simon Pegg, Caine and Kate Winslet. Simon Pegg as a spy? Maybe.
"I am a huge fan of Simon Pegg (who he tried to cast in 'Basterds,' but the gig conflicted with "Star Trek" shooting), so I would definitely love to work with him. I also think Kate Winslet is one of the best actresses that ever lived, so I would be honored to work with her. I am also a huge admirer of Anthony Hopkins. I would also love to work with Michael Caine. I can see them appearing in my movies, it just has to be right."
"I love England. It would be a wonderful life experience to have an excuse to work here for six or nine months. One of the things I am musing about doing is the trilogy of Len Deighton books, "Berlin Game," "Mexico Set" and "London Match." The story takes place in the Cold War and follows a spy name Bernard Samson. What is attractive is the really great characters and the wonderful opportunities of British and German casting."