Looks Like Inglorious Bastards Is A Reality

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tarantino1 Looks Like Inglorious Bastards Is A RealityIt would appear that Quentin Tarantino is leaving the comfort of his Weinstein home. The chinned one has begun shopping his script for Inglorious Bastards (a WWII movie) around Hollywood – the first time Tarantino has tried to sell his product to a major studio since he hit the big time with Reservoir Dogs way back in 1992.

Hot on the heals of this news comes word that Brad Pitt is interested in a role in Tarantino’s new feature.

Brad’s not the only one who has been mentioned for a part in the film – over the years everyone from Sylvester Stallone to Adam Sandler have been mooted for a role- but Pitt’s name is the first to seem concrete.

Tarantino has been talking about this film for close to a decade – before Kill Bill – and it looked like it would sit beside The Vega Brothers as one of his unfinished works.

Then a few weeks ago he said that he hoped to show the film at Cannes next year and that he would be going into production soon. Many believed (myself included) that Tarantino was “all mouth and no trousers” (an English expression for all talk and no action) but it looks like he was telling the truth.

What is strange about this new announcement is that The Weinstein Company will not be making the film on their own – they want buddy up with a partner studio. There could be two reasons for this:

1. It could be a very expensive script and maybe TWC haven’t got enough cash in their coffers (they’ve had a lot of duds recently – including Tarantino’s Grindhouse).

2. Maybe old QT believes that he needs new energy for this film and he’s decided to branch out in a different direction.

However – will he have the same creative control away from Harvey Weinstein (who is producing the film)?

Weinstein did affectionatley refer to Miramax as “the studio that Quentin built.”

Whatever the case, more details and cast members should be announced soon – if QT manages to find a buyer. Not that there should be a problem.

Source: DeadlineHollywood

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  1. I think that if Tarantino can recapture the magic he had on films like Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction he will have a hit on his hands. I was starting to get tired of all his homages to the type of films he loved growing up with Kill Bill and Grindhouse and Jackie Brown was an ok film…Some of the names that were attached to this in the past were Arnold, Sly, and Bruce could have all been featured in this movie and I think if I am not mistaken that Clint Eastwood was attached at one point for a small cameo too…Geez..it will be interesting to see who commits to act in this think but war movies have not done well lately..War films of any kind…Maybe TWC are a little worried to try this on their own considering the flop that was Grindhouse/Planet Terror…I find it interesting that Robert Rodriguez is having trouble getting financing for the Barbarella remake and now this..Have these guys burnt some bridges in Hollywood recently?

  2. I’m a big QT fan. Excluding Grindhouse (p.o.s.) and Jackie Brown(dulldulldull) I have loved his movies. When it works , his movies are a lot of fun. I am ready for another fun QT flick. Bring it on :)

  3. Personally I quite like Jackie Brown. Thought it was a better made movie than others he has done.

    As for a Dirty Dozen remake or homage or whatever, not keen myself. I love the original.
    However, if I could influence it at all, what I’d want to see isn’t big names, but a line up of all those actors us movie nuts know and love for being bad.
    Give me a line up of Michael Ironside, Clancy Brown, Ron Perlman, Brad Dourif, Keith David, hey, and even David Keith!
    Them and a number of others would make me want to watch.