Quentin Tarantino Still Promising To Finish His Revisionist History Trilogy
If you hear Quentin Tarantino talking about a future project he might want to make, you might be better served just shutting your ears and walking away. The director is famous for constantly bringing up movies he will never make, from the Vega Brothers films that would unite Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs to a third Kill Bill film that he's at least given up on. But following the release and massive success of Django Unchained, Tarantino has talked several times about making yet another revisionist history film-- and he's kept up the conversation in yet another interview.
At last night's BAFTA Awards in London, Tarantino spoke to Empire and said that Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, and their joint them of rewriting history to exact revenge, "begs a trilogy." He continued, "I haven’t decided about what yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised…" You might remember that it wasn't so long ago that Tarantino seemed like he actually had decided, talking about Killer Crow, another World War II-set movie about a platoon of black soldiers who "make a warpath" to Switzerland. The story would pretty neatly unite the characters and themes of Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds, but it would be deliberately repetitive too-- it was an intended subplot for Basterds that was dropped before shooting the film.
Normally when a director talks this much about a movie he wants to make we're inclined to believe him, but again, we've been down this road with Tarantino before. Cross your fingers if you like for the conclusion of his revisionist history trilogy, but we'll treat it like the apocryphal Kill Bill 3 until cameras actually start to roll.
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