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  1. I highly doubt this is a legitimate confirmation. What does this crazy lady know? When I hear it from Tarantino himself I’m more likely to believe it (and even then I’ll be skeptical. What ever happened to the Vega Brothers movie he promised?).

  2. Yeah I just don’t care about this. QT isn’t really a remake kind of guy. He already did his Faster, Pussycat tribute with the second half of Death Proof, so I don’t know why he’d want to do a straight remake.
    I mean, Tarantino’s MO is that he takes elements of movies like this one and reworks them into something new. A straight remake makes no sense.

  3. basterds is not a remake.
    at best, it is a remake in the loosest sense of the word.

  4. Only thing the same is the similar name, era and the whole guys on a mission thing. Besides that I think it’s all Tarantino.

  5. whoever says the basterds is a remake is an idiot…go rent the old one and then tell me its a remake dumbass.

  6. True, Tarantino doesn’t ordinarily do remakes of films. But FASTER PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL! is no ordinary film. It’s the CASABLANCA of cult, drive-in cinema – the CITIZEN KANE of the grindhouse set. Doing an update of FPKK wouldn’t constitute “lowering himself” or “cashing in” to a guy like Tarantino. It would be a once in a lifetime opportunity, the sort that any true lover of cult cinema (which he clearly is) would look upon as a great honor. Frankly, as closely as the Russ Meyer “estate” guards his works, the fact that they would even consider letting Tarantino do a remake means they must hold him in pretty high regard. It’s unfortunate that the handful of folks who’ve responded to this blog entry can’t get excited about what might be the most perfect prospective marriage of filmmaker and property ever conceived (and I say that as someone who holds the original FPKK up as one of the greatest motion pictures ever made). If anyone can do the material justice, making it appeal to modern viewers without losing the spirit or energy of the original, it’s QT. If you can’t see the difference between a little girl-power ass-kicking in the final moments of DEATH PROOF and a true, balls out, full tilt homage to FPKK, you should probably watch both again.
    And as for “this crazy lady”, my guess is Tarantino would slap you Vega Brothers-style if he ever heard you refer to the great Tura Satana with such blatant disrespect. If there’s a human being alive other than QT or the head of Russ Meyer Films who would know whether this project was happening or not, it’s Tura Satana.

  7. DJK
    I couldnt have said it better. You hit the nail on the head. Deathproof in no way was Faster Pussycat Kill Kill Kill. This is a movie he has wanted to make for a long time. Caught a interview with him that said he would give 5 years of life if he could have worked with tura satana.
    For you nasayers read tura real bio. She was born for that role. She grew up a bad ass back in the 40′s and was actually a exotic dancer by the age of 16. When I think bombshells I dont think marilyn I think Tura.

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