Brosnan 'in talks to reprise Bond role'

Actor Pierce Brosnan is in talks to reprise his role as James Bond, according to a report, contradicting rumours that actor Daniel Craig will play the next 007.

Actor Pierce Brosnan is in talks to reprise his role as James Bond, according to a report, contradicting rumours that actor Daniel Craig will play the next 007.

Website Darkhorizons.com claims Brosnan is very likely to return as Bond and that all the talk of him quitting was simply “a ploy from both camps”.

An apparent MGM insider told the website that Brosnan and production company Eon were engaged in high-level talks and that film-makers want him back.

“The negotiations between Brosnan and Eon came to an end because, in the last year, things were up in the air thanks to all the organisational changes taking place,” the source said.

“So much money is at stake and the word is, Sony are not in a gambling mood. They could lose more with an unknown actor, or with an experienced but unpopular actor.”

Brosnan, who began his Bond career in GoldenEye in 1995 and ended it with Die Another Day in 2002, has reportedly claimed he was fired by producers who were looking for a younger actor.

Other reports suggest the Irish actor priced himself out of the next movie by demanding a combined salary and cut of profits that could earn him €30m.

Casino Royale, the new movie, features Bond as a young and inexperienced agent at the beginning of his career.

Speculation suggests Brosnan is in negotiations to make two more films as the super-spy.

Meanwhile, Craig’s agent has denied reports he has been offered a three-film deal.

Casino Royale will be directed by Martin Campbell, who first took the helm on GoldenEye in 1995.

It was author Ian Fleming’s first Bond book and was originally made into a spoof spy flick in 1967, starring Peter Sellers, Woody Allen and David Niven.

end Website Darkhorizons.com claims Brosnan is very likely to return as Bond and that all the talk of him quitting was simply “a ploy from both camps”.

An apparent MGM insider told the website that Brosnan and production company Eon were engaged in high-level talks and that film-makers want him back.

“The negotiations between Brosnan and Eon came to an end because, in the last year, things were up in the air thanks to all the organisational changes taking place,” the source said.

“So much money is at stake and the word is, Sony are not in a gambling mood. They could lose more with an unknown actor, or with an experienced but unpopular actor.”

Brosnan, who began his Bond career in GoldenEye in 1995 and ended it with Die Another Day in 2002, has reportedly claimed he was fired by producers who were looking for a younger actor.

Other reports suggest the Irish actor priced himself out of the next movie by demanding a combined salary and cut of profits that could earn him £21 million (40 million dollars).

Casino Royale, the new movie, features Bond as a young and inexperienced agent at the beginning of his career.

Speculation suggests Brosnan is in negotiations to make two more films as the super-spy.

Meanwhile, Craig’s agent has denied reports he has been offered a three-film deal.

Casino Royale will be directed by Martin Campbell, who first took the helm on GoldenEye in 1995.

It was author Ian Fleming’s first Bond book and was originally made into a spoof spy flick in 1967, starring Peter Sellers, Woody Allen and David Niven.

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