Jackie Brown Prequel In The Works

So is it possible that Quentin Tarantino is going to be working on a prequel to Jackie Brown once he finishes up with Django Unchained? It appears the Jackie Brown prequel is going to happen, but no, Quentin isn’t involved.

The story takes place about 15 years before “Jackie Brown,” and (John) Hawkes and (Yasiin) Bey will portray younger versions of criminal characters Louis Gara and Ordell Robbie. In “Jackie Brown,” Gara was played by Robert De Niro, with Samuel L. Jackson portraying Robbie.

Much like Jackie Brown, the prequel will be based on the novel The Switch by Elmore Leonard. Jackie Brown was based on Leonard’s novel Rum Punch.

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Gary Oldman As Drexl Spivey

In an article primarily about Gary Oldman’s new movie Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, they also list 10 previous great roles Oldman has had – including Drexl Spivey in True Romance.

The name alone will delight cineastes with a fondness for quirky Quentin Tarantino characters, one of the best being Oldman’s cacophonous white-boy pimp from Tarantino’s first screenplay. With a ludicrous set of dreadlocks, gold fronts and a stream of gangsterspeak, Oldman devours everything in sight in just seven minutes of screen time.

Tarantino Does Dora The Explorer

On Twitter (@TarantinoStuff) I’ve been pushing the idea of getting Tarantino involved with an episode of Dexter. He did such a good job with the CSI episode a few years back, and Dexter is such a rich environment for him that it would be interesting to see the intersection.

But for now, we can see what it would look like if he directed an episode of Dora The Explorer. Their what-if is a bit predictable, but still fun. My only addition would be that Swiper’s whole goal in life would be to lick Dora’s toes rather than to steal her stuff.

Alex de la Iglesia’s The Last Circus

Its not everyday that you see a director compared to both Quentin Tarantino and Takashi Miike, but thats exactly what is being said about Alex de la Iglesia and his film The Last Circus.

Coincidentally, The Last Circus won best director and best screenplay at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, with Tarantino serving as a judge.

Last Circus rests on the director’s most provocative joke yet: it’s a lurid story about dueling, mass-murdering clowns set during the final days of the Franco regime. Fascism, of course, takes the idea of normal life to its most destructive conclusion, and as bad taste goes, it surpasses any of de la Iglesia’s warped fantasies.