This (in the quote below) to me with it fully explained sounds bloody brilliant. I would've loved to have seen it.
Director Quentin Tarantino showed interest in adapting Ian Fleming's novel 'Casino Royale' with an "out of continuity" universe that would feature actor Pierce Brosnan as James Bond. He claimed his treatment for the Bond movie was different, shooting the movie in black and white, with no classic John Barry theme, no opening title credits, or the familiar one-liners and using voice over narration in order to incorporate Fleming's text.
The movie would have been more film noir, set firmly in the cold war era, the time Ian Fleming wrote about and would have been set immediately after the death of Bond's wife Tracy in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969). It's frequently reported that EON rejected his offer. The truth is EON would not have been able to hire Tarantino, as he refuses to join the Directors Guild, and it's doubtful the DG would be willing to grant a waiver. Tarantino would not be able to develop a Bond project on his own, as he does not have rights to the character.