Quentin Tarantino to Visit the Old Westby: Posted:
Quentin Tarantino, director of such cult breakouts as "Reservoir Dogs" and "Kill Bill" and such Oscar contenders as "Pulp Fiction" and "Inglourious Basterds" (see, reflexive Oscar haters, sometimes they do nominate the right movies), has been known to "attach" himself to a vast number of projects. Typically these take the form of seemingly stream-of-consciousness offshoots of his previous films, like teaming up John Travolta's character from "Pulp Fiction" with Michael Madsen's from "Reservoir Dogs" or a third "Kill Bill" film, but the ones that he actually goes on to make tend to be a little more interesting (like "Death Proof" or "Inglourious Basterds").
So it seems more likely than not that the recent report out of The Playlist that Tarantino's next film would be a spaghetti western is indeed true. Mr. Beaks of Ain't it Cool News confirmed the story, and is not one to print something if he doesn't have good information to back it up, so I'm willing to roll with it.
He also notes that Christoph Waltz, who Tarantino directed to an Oscar-winning performance in "Basterds," will be one of the stars, and that the originally-reported title ("The Angel, the Bad, and the Wise") isn't at all what they'll go with.
A relief, since Tarantino's references to director Sergio Leone ("The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly") are already strong enough without ripping off the title of his most famous film.
In related news, Tarantino will give "Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair" its U.S. debut at the end of March in Los Angeles.
Though the film was obviously released in two parts in 2003 and 2004, the entire four-hour experience has yet to be seen outside of its Cannes debut, and will feature material not seen in those versions. The New Beverly will give it a weeklong run starting March 27th.