Michael Madsen Talks Tarantino’s Vega Brothers Spinoff Film

Published 4 years ago by , Updated May 10th, 2013 at 4:10 am,

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In a recent interview on the WAA Boston Hill-Man Morning Show actor Michael Madsen (Kill Bill: Volume 2) revealed some new information about a potential Pulp Fiction/Reservoir Dogs spinoff/sequel, originating from Quentin Tarantino himself.

Apparently the “master of pop cult homage” was on a vacation in Tijuana, when he came up with a new idea that would unite Madsen’s Reservoir Dogs character, Vic Vega (aka. Mr. Blonde), and John Travolta’s Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction in a new movie together.  Well, sort of.

Here’s the general idea in Madsen’s own words:

“I’d be Vic Vega’s twin brother, [John Travolta would] be Vincent’s twin brother and we’re both on a flight from Los Angeles, having just been released from prison, and neither one of us know that we’re the twin brother of the other one and we’re both on our way back to LA to avenge the death of our brothers.”

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Now Tarantino has talked about doing a prequel to Pulp Fiction that would feature the Vega Brothers for a long time now, but Madsen admits that he and Travolta are a bit old for that now (it has been sixteen years since Pulp Fiction came out, after all).  So if the two actors were to (essentially) take on their respective on-screen Tarantino personas again, a sequel is the only thing that makes much sense in terms of continuity – unless they just ignore the age problem (a la Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector in Brett Ratner’s remake of Red Dragon).

That said, take this news with a big grain of salt for now.  Tarantino has gone on in the past about how his next project will be Kill Bill: Volume 3 or a remake of Faster, Pussycat!  Kill!  Kill! or even possibly an erotic “skin” flick (re: lots of shots of bare feet).  Plus, even a film like Inglourious Basterds took a long time to actually go into production, so don’t expect to see a Pulp Fiction/Resevior Dogs spinoff anytime soon.

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Will we ever see the Vega brothers together on-screen?

Now to be fair, Tarantino isn’t attached to any specific project right now, and, after the success of Inglourious Basterds, he can pretty much do whatever he wants next.  Still, this new idea of his sounds more than a tad bit silly and convoluted – but hey, if anyone could pull it off it’d be Tarantino.

So what do you folks think about this?  Do you think Tarantino might be on to something brilliant here?  Did he just have too much to drink?  Or should he just forget about doing anything else with Pulp Fiction and focus on Kill Bill: Volume 3 or an entirely new project?

Like I said, don’t look for a Vega Brothers Movie to get into gear anytime soon but we’ll keep you updated on any future development of this and other proposed Quentin Tarantino films.

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  1. Tarantino said something about a Kill Bill 3. 10 years after the end of the last one so the characters (Bride and child)0 would have a chance to relax and grow. So that would be 2014 at earliest.

    (I hope they include the kid from the 1st movie all grown up and seeking revenge)

    He also said something about doing to the South what Western Movies did to the west. He's going to do some period movie with slavery. i'm excited for that one most

  2. It's an interesting idea, and I'm sure Tarantino could pull it off, but I'd rather see some more original characters from him. I really like the idea of him writing something set in the old west.

    btw, Vic Vega was Mr. Blonde!

  3. This honestly sounds like a pretty cool idea to me. I'd be interested to see it, anyways.

  4. He could do a prequel to Pulp Fiction if he used different actors?

    • just loook what they did in tron.

  5. This sounds like it could be pretty awesome but I'm having some trouble understanding it. Could someone help me out?
    So, there are four Vega brothers (two sits of identical twins). Alive Travolta only knows the dead Madsen exists and alive Madsen only knows the dead Travolta exists. And then they meet and decide to team up? Is that right?
    In the existing Tarantino universe did Vincent and Vic Vega know about each other?

  6. Gah, you're right, it is Mr. Blonde. My bad. :P

  7. As I understand it, you've got it right. No idea on whether Vincent and Vic knew each other (I'd assume yes), that's something only Tarantino knows for certain.

  8. I didn't even bother reading the the article above for one reason,it's never gonna happen.

    There has been “plans” for a Vega Bros. movie for the better part of what,10 years now? Why the hell am I suddenly supposed to actually believe that this movie will ever get made?

    Call me when the production stills are online.

  9. “a sequel is the only thing that makes much sense in terms of continuity — unless they just ignore the age problem”

    They could ignore it. They just can't ignore the “other” problem.
    What other problem? Oh, I dunno…. how about…

    Mr. Orange kills Mr. Blonde (Vic) in Res Dogs?
    Butch kills Vincent in Pulp Fiction?

  10. Who exactly would Madsen's character be seeking revenge from? Surely he'd know that everyone involved in his brother's death was also dead.

    Though I could possibly see this working if they also brought back Bruce Willis, so at least Travolta's character has some motivation.

  11. OBVIOUSLY THIS WOULDNT TAKE PLACE AFTER RES DOGS OR PULP. the age wouldnt matter if it was to be anytime after that would it. This film will HAVE to be set before each film, so they should be younger (not a prob if you decide to ignore age), and as we’ve already seen them die at those respective ages it will be a res dogs and pulp prequel. A couple of you people are plain stupid.

  12. for me seeing John travolta and Micheal madison’s characters Vincent and Vic Vega it would be awesome come face it it bacically will set before both pulp fiction and Reservoir Dogs cause it will be a spin off film so it would not be in the same continuty as pulp fiction and Reservoir Dogs and it should talk about their relationship as brothers including who is the oldest and youngest who was born first and second and relationship with their unseen parents and their lives as brothers. and keep it of similar style to pulp fiction and Reservoir Dogs such as what they did together before pulp fiction and Reservoir Dogs and how and why did they went their different ways. but it should not be to similar so that is how it should work.

  13. I think Quentin Tarantino should definitely make this movie with the vega brothers!!! It’s been a long time since both movies were made and they have “spent time” in jail so why not ?!