Archive for August, 2008
From Talking Heads TV.
A video interview with Dennis Hopper where he talks about Hell Ride
The reviews for Hell Ride (a Quentin Tarantino Presents… film) are not good so far.
Hell Ride is authentic in its neo-mystical flashbacks, its attempted mythic connection with the outlaw tradition and its excesses – violence and nudity. It’s also pretty much plotless, with story lapses that have people recovering from an arrow to the chest, torturing and executing bit players for crimes we haven’t seen them commit, all in a world with no cops.
The acting is bad enough that when a decent player has a scene, you notice how awful everyone else is. The dialogue is laughably arch and repetitive.
A casting correction – Simon Pegg is not in Inglorious Bastards due to a scheduling conflict.
Uh-oh, the Germans are angry with Tarantino about Inglorious Bastards.
Should Quentin be banned from making a movie dealing with the holocaust.
And more hand-wringing about the script and an insane comment that “Tarantino was attempting to upstage Tom Cruise’s controversial film Valkyrie.”
*Be careful for spoilers in these articles*
This one’s a head-scratcher – Mike Myers has been cast in Inglorious Bastards [thanks Saiaf]. He’ll play a British military mastermind who hatches a plot to kill Nazi leaders. Well, at least he isn’t playing ‘Fat Bastard’.
I’m getting a little concerned about the cast so far. I’m sure QT will be able to pull this together, but it seems more like the cast of a WW2 spoof movie than I would expect.
One of the earliest casting rumors for Inglorious Bastards was Adam Sandler – way back in 2003, but it seems that Quentin’s rush to get this movie completed has conflicted with Sandler’s schedule and he won’t be a part of the project.
Yeah it’s true. It is, and I read the script, it’s fantastic. But I’m shooting at the very same time. I won’t be able to do it. I’m doing a movie with Judd Apatow at the same time so that’s not going to happen, but I did read it. It is awesome.”
The Brad Pitt casting is official and there are a couple more folks in talks. [thanks Andrew]
Nastassja Kinski – in talks to play a German movie queen
Simon Pegg – in talks to play a British lieutenant
David Krumholtz – in talks to play Brad Pitt’s underling
Yep, the latest casting news for Inglorious Bastards is that BJ Novak (of The Office fame) will play PFC Utivich – described as a soldier of slight build who comes from New York.
There has been a ton of rumors, but according to Variety, here is the latest status.
Eli Roth – in talks to play a baseball bat-swinging Nazi hunter named Sgt. Donnie Donowitz
Brad Pitt – in talks to play Aldo Raine, leader of a band of Jewish-American soldiers
Leonardo DiCaprio – flirted with playing a German SS soldier, but that fell through.