LATEST: Movie-maker Quentin Tarantino has confirmed he's lending his maverick talents to the US TV industry - he's signed up to direct the series finale of hit CBS show CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION.

Tarantino has scripted an original storyline for America's most-watched show, and is scheduled to start cameras rolling in April (05) for a May (05) broadcast.

CSI bosses have been pursuing Tarantino to direct an episode after the Kill Bill film-maker outed himself as a avid fan of the crime drama in the presence of creator Anthony Zuiker.

Executive producer CAROL MENDELSOHN says, "He knows everything there is to know about CSI, and he is into the whole mythology of CSI.

"Quentin came in a couple of weeks ago. We had a story meeting with the writers. He had a great idea, and it was so much fun to have him in the room. We are positively giddy."

24/02/2005 17:36