Director Brett Ratner talks about missing out on Casino Royale and X-Men 3
Latino Review this week talked to Brett Ratner director of the third X-Men film, he mentioned meeting Pierce Brosnan and having to pass on Casino Royale.
Would you ever want to do a 'James Bond' film?
Ratner: Oh, that would be incredible. I'm so jealous. I want to be directing 'Casino Royale.' Pierce Brosnan came to me when I was shooting 'Rush Hour II' and I got a call from my assistant saying that Pierce Brosnan wanted to meet me and I said, 'Well, I'll be back in three months when I'm done shooting this.' He said, 'No. He wants you to meet tomorrow.' I said, 'Okay, he can come here because I'm shooting.' He came to Vegas and I see James Bond walking in and I was like, 'Holy shit.' He sat down and says, 'I want you to direct the next "James Bond."' I said, 'Holy shit.' He said, 'I can't believe you're the same guy who did "Family Man" and who did "Rush Hour."' He said, 'You have to do this movie for me. Unfortunately I have no say in it.' And of course I didn't get the job. But it was nice that he flew to Vegas.