Quentin has confirmed that he’s finished with the Inglorious Bastards screenplay and is heading directly into pre-production though no casting decisions have yet been made.
“I don’t want it to feel like a period film. I want it to feel current. “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.”
Here we go again. AICN is reporting that Inglorious Bastards will be 2 films [thanks Andrew].
I really hated the idea of splitting up Kill Bill into two movies, but as it turned out, I liked the result. The whole flavor of Kill Bill 2 was very different from Kill Bill 1, so the split worked.
But I just don’t like the trend that I’m seeing. Kill Bill – split. Grindhouse – split. Inglorious Bastards – split.
Quentin is going to be hosting the Gangster genre on AFI’s 10 Top 10. The show will name the top 10 films in 10 different genres. It is scheduled to air 8-11pm, June 17th on CBS.
Since Tarantino mentioned having Inglorious Bastards ready for Cannes in 2009 there have been a few stories about him backing out of a film festival to work on the film. I still have a hard time believing we’ll see this film in 2009 and the report that Tim Roth hasn’t heard anything from QT just cements that idea.
In order to get this film to Cannes next year, shooting has to begin soon – this fall at the latest. But in order to shoot the movie, he’s got to finalize his cast and make sure that they don’t have other commitments already lined up that will conflict with Inglorious Bastards.