Vivica A. Fox is angling for a cameo in Kill Bill 3 – assuming it actually happens.
If Tarantino decides to actually make this film, it will have been so many years since Kill Bill Parts 1 and 2 that it would only make sense to have flashback scenes to fill in the current audience with the backstory behind these characters. I don’t think Quentin would just make the film on the assumption that 15 years later, all the viewers have seen and remember the original films.
Rumor is that Tarantino has gotten himself involved with a some fake snuff footage called Upper. I need to look around more, but this is the first I’ve seen of this particular rumor.
Some casting rumors/news for Django Unchained. QT is pursuing Will Smith for the lead role.
Smith is being teed up for the title role of Django, a freed slave who seeks to reunite with his slave wife, a journey that will see him team with a German bounty hunter to take down an evil plantation owner.
Already all-but-attached to the film are Samuel L. Jackson (house slave) and Christop Waltz (bounty hunter).
So the wide-spread rumor is that the next Tarantino film will be Django Unchained – effectively what he has previously referred to as his ‘southern’ film. This film is going to somewhat be an homage to the 1966 film Django, directed by Sergio Corbucci with a bit of nod to 2007′s Sukiyaki Western Django from Takashi Miike. Tarantino played the role of Ringo in the Takashi Miike film.
Vanity Fair has more info, though everything at this stage in the development process is still subject to being changed.
Its looking more and more likely that Tarantino’s next film will be the “spaghetti western” though not alot about it is nailed down. Hopefully we don’t have a long wait for this film to hit the screen – I just re-watched Inglorious Basterds this weekend and it was better than the first time I saw it. The dialogue in Basterds was just Tarantino at his best – and it makes me want more from him.
So is there any truth to this story that QT is looking to make Justin Timberlake a hitman in his next film?
“Justin is a new raw talent when it comes to acting but Quentin feels he could be ideal for the lead role. He’s excited about taking a teen heartthrob and turning him into a cold-blooded killer.”
I’ve been so out of the loop with QT news that I’m gonna have to do some more research on this one.
So since we are in the down cycle for Tarantino and nobody quite knows what he’s going to do next, its time for the rumors to start flying. For this week, its that he’s attached as a writer and director for The Shadow, a superhero film.
Michael Madsen is still promoting the idea of a Vega Brothers movie. In the video below he says that he and Tarantino talked about it recently in Tijuana and here’s the concept as it currently stands.
“I’d be Vic Vega’s twin brother, he’d be Vincent’s twin brother and we’re both on a flight from Los Angeles, having just been released from prison, and neither one of us know that we’re the twin brother of the other one and we’re both on our way back to LA to avenge the death of our brothers.”
The deal fell thru, but Tarantino was in the running to play Brainy Smurf in the planned live action & animated film version.
So far, the ensemble includes Jonathan Winters as Papa Smurf, Katy Perry as Smurfette, George Lopez as Grouchy Smurf and Kevin James as Hefty Smurf and Alan Cumming (who has prior experience in the wild blue yonder of cinema) as Gutsy Smurf.
So there are a few of these stories going around that Lady Gaga is going to play an assassin in Tarantino’s next movie.
This raises a couple of questions:
- Does this mean QT’s next movie is Kill Bill 3? I can’t see that his ‘Southern’ idea would have assassins in it.
- How drunk was QT when he told Lady Gaga she could be in his next movie?