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.
This interview with interview with Roger Christian has several nuggets about Tarantino that I hadn’t heard before – including Quentin’s connection with the uber-horrible Battlefield Earth.
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?
QT is being sued for $1m for allegedly stealing the idea for Lucy Lui’s character from Dannez Hunter.
Couple of obvious questions:
1. Why wait so long to file the suit?
2. Why only seek $1m.
A glimmer of what Tarantino thinks might be next for him: a spaghetti western set during the time of slavery and the underground railroad. He’s calling it ‘a southern’.
I’d like to do a Western. But rather than set it in Texas, have it in slavery times. With that subject that everybody is afraid to deal with. Let’s shine that light on ourselves. You could do a ponderous history lesson of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. Or, you could make a movie that would be exciting. Do it as an adventure. A spaghetti Western that takes place during that time. And I would call it ‘A Southern.’”
Just one more Tarantino thought leaking out there – he’d do Kill Bill in 3D if he could do it over again. Does that mean that the often mentioned Kill Bill 3 will be Kill Bill 3-D?
The screenplay for Inglourious Basterds is still available from Amazon.
If you haven’t already picked it up, Amazon has the single-disc DVD edition of Inglourious Basterds for $12.99.
Tarantino won the Critics’ Circle Dilys Powell Award for Excellence, which I guess is kind of a consolation prize since they gave Director of the Year to Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker.