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Tarantino In Takashi Miike Film

Based on an email I got from Filias and the translations from Polish, it looks like Quentin Tarantino is going to be appearing in a Japanese western film by Takashi Miike called Sukiyaki Western: Django. The film will be set in Japan during the 1100′s and will be shot entirely in English.
Some details in English from Ryuganji.net:

Miike travelled to the U.S. to ask Quentin Tarantino to appear in the film. “He’s a guy who doesn’t play by Hollywood rules, so I thought he’d suit this film. I was in his Hostel too”. The Kill Bill director will arrive in Japan later this month and film his part at a studio in Tokyo. He plays a mysterious dude by the name of Ringo who appears at the beginning of the movie and fights with an unnamed Japanese cast member, who plays the lover of a female assassin disguised as a town dweller, to be portrayed by Momoi Kaori. “In the States he’s not acting anymore, but he said he’d take this film seriously and is preparing for the role.”

There have also been some storyboards from the film posted online – but it doesn’t reveal much of the story. The film is scheduled for an August 2007 release in Japan.
If the name hasn’t clicked for you yet, Takashi Miike is most famous for Ichi The Killer.

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Return Of The Vega Brothers Rumor

I wasn’t going to post about Michael Madsen talking about Vega Brothers again, but I’ve gotten a few emails and I see that JoBlo has picked it up. Here’s what Madsen said:

“Well, first he [Tarantino] said he would do it, then he said he wasn’t going to do it. Then he called me and said, ‘You know, I’ve figured out a way to do it. It can’t be a prequel because you and John don’t look the same. It wouldn’t make sense as a sequel because you’re both dead.’ And he gave me an idea that would be really outrageous – that John and I would be the twin brothers of Vic and Vincent. We come from Amsterdam to LA to avenge the deaths of our brothers. I think that’s pretty interesting. For me, I’d love to do it.”

The problem I have with this is that its basically the same thing Madsen said back in 2003 and QT has said contradictory things about the film for ages.