Tarantino Will Not Portray Roger Corman

It was rumored earlier this week that Tarantino may have been cast to protray Roger Corman in a biopic about Corman. Today, that rumor is being denied. And I hope the denial is accurate as Corman deserves a decent biopic, and I fear Tarantino is too big a personality to play this role. If he played the role, too much of the focus on the film would be about Quentin and not about Corman.

‘Quentin is a great filmmaker and a good friend,’ he said of the 50-year-old, ‘However there is absolutely no truth to the stories that he is going to play Roger Corman.’

Kaboom Cereal from Kill Bill

Remember the box of Kaboom cereal that Vernita Green used to hide a gun in Kill Bill?

Well, Ace has put together a post with everything you could ever want to know about Kaboom cereal. My favorite tidbit:

Kaboom was for people — children, I mean — who had decided to give up on life. And it’s a sad thing for a six year old to have already thrown in the towel and said, “Ah well. The hopes and dreams of kindergarten are ultimately exposed as so much folly. Give me the Kaboom, Ma. I’m ready to settle.”

Why Don’t You Play In Hell?

Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono is upset that people keep asking about the Tarantino influence in his new film because of the yellow track suit (Kill Bill style). He’s ticked because it was a Bruce Lee thing, not a Tarantino thing.

Fair enough, but when your trailer looks like a weird cross between Reservoir Dogs, True Romance and Kill Bill – its not exactly the Bruce Lee influence that stands out.

His film is called Why Don’t You Play In Hell?

‘Jackie Brown’ Author Elmore Leonard Dies at 87

Sad news today that Elmore Leonard has died.

Elmore’s connection to the Tarantino universe was the novel Rum Punch, which was then made into the film Jackie Brown.

Back in February of 2012, there were rumors that a prequel to Jackie Brown – sans QT involvement – was going to be made based on the Leonard novel The Switch (it apparently never happened). CORRECTION – the prequel is happening and its called Life of Crime.

Leonard is currently most famous because of the Justified TV series – which was based on his novels as well.