Matt Damon’s Bourne Identity role dashed Pierce Brosnan’s 007 hopes

April 2nd, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI  

London, April 02 (ANI): Pierce Brosnan thinks that Matt Damon’s terrific role in ‘Bourne Identity’ series as a spy had an impact in his dismissal as the James Bond.

The actor insists that Paul Greengrass’ 2002 movie The Bourne Identity, redefined spy thriller films, leading movie bosses to look for a new James Bond with a different sense of style.

Brosnan revealed that he had discussed ‘Casino Royale’, for which Daniel Craig was selected as Bond, with filmmaker Quentin Tarantino on a boozy night out.

“That wasn’t meant to be. But we (Brosnan and Tarantino) had a great night. I could hardly walk. I had to call a driver up because I could just about put one foot in front of the other,” the Daily Express quoted him as telling Empire magazine.

He added: “He walked out of the door and then got into his Pussymobile and drove away. He’s a champion lad, Quentin… Yeah, it wasn’t meant to be for him, or for me.

“Once Paul Greengrass let Matt Damon out of the door in such an epic way, the spy genre turned on its head and my time was done. Because then you have a younger man there, and how are you going to move forward? And they (Bond bosses) couldn’t.

“If they were to do Casino Royale, they couldn’t do it with me. Choices were made. The decisions were drawn in the sand - albeit a little late in the day.” (ANI)

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