Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Quentin Tarantino's mouth spilleth over once again

Quentin Tarantino has given us some more info about his upcoming redesign/reboot/expansion/tribute of Inglorious Bastards. Quentin Tarantino did a 40-minute interview with Enzo Castellari, the director of the original Inglorious Bastards (which Tarantino’s film is very loosely inspired by) for the three disc special edition dvd release.

Here are some of the main news points brought up in this interview

* Two Films: Quentin says the story is too big for one movie, and will be split into two films, ala Kill Bill.

* The Story: Set in World War II, Tarantino’s screenplay begins with a bunch of hardened criminals on a military transport that gets ambushed by Nazis. The prisoners escape and must fight the Nazis and the Allies on their journey to neutral Switzerland. How cool is that?

* Casting: Over the years many names have been mentioned as being involved in the film. The list has included: Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Paul Walker, Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Johnny Depp, John Travolta, Harvey Keitel, Fred Williamson, John Jarratt, Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken. Tarantino now claims that the names were just conversations and nothing more. Apparently, Tarantino, who usually writes his characters with specific actors in mind, he decided to go the more traditional route with Bastards by characters unlimited by dream castings.

He also stated in a new article for the BBC,

“I don’t want it to feel like a period film. I want it to feel current,” says Tarantino. “I want it to feel right now. One of the things I have to battle against is 30 years of Nazi-occupation TV movies where we’ve all seen the big streets and the vintage cars and the Swastikas, and we’ve just seen that ad nauseum. This is a modern, in-your-face movie. This is not a TV movie period piece.”

We originally heard that Quentin stated at Cannes that he would be bringing the film (assumed to be only the first part) to the Cannes film festival in 2009. Most people are skeptical of this, but I guess we'll have to wait and see. I am a Tarantino fan, and I think that the man is just BURSTING with ideas, most of which turn out pretty good. HOWEVER, I am getting kind of disappointed with him recently in terms of this epic 2 part split film business. I mean I'm glad he has loads of ideas...but might it be a good idea to just calm down a bit and decide if ALL of those ideas are good ENOUGH? I don't know...maybe I'm wrong and he will rock it like usual. I hope so.
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