Is the ball finally rolling on Inglorious Bastards?
I’m not exactly sure what to make of Quentin Tarantino. I mean, on one hand his movies like “Pulp Fiction” and “Kill Bill” are so fantastic, it’s hard to imagine the Cinema World without him. On the other hand, though, his shout-outs and dedications to old-school movie genres and techniques sometimes grow tedious. It’s cool that he’s revisiting this stuff, but how much of it is him and how much is plagiarizing the past?
I don’t know, but I have been so excited about his All Talk, No Walk project “Inglorious Bastards” since I first heard about it. Sure, it’s a throw back to old war movies, but like “Pulp Fiction,” this project has an air originality and wonderment that some of his films lack.
And after so much talk, it looks like he’s finally making due on the film. According to the Deadline Hollywood Daily, Tarantino, who’s been sitting on this script for qite some time, has finally begun the arduous task of shopping this around for potential distributors.
“Quentin Tarantino has just gone out with his long-anticipated script about World War II. But here’s the weird thing sources are telling me: not only is Laurence Bender attached to produce Inglorious Bastards, but there’s also “a possibility” that Harvey Weinstein will be producing as well but not financing it.
I hear it’s gone out to Universal, Warner Bros, Paramount (all yesterday) and Sony (today). As usual, there’s a lot of secrecy surrounding this Quentin project sent out by William Morris.”
The article also hints that Brad Pitt is being recruited by Tarantino for the flick.
Tarantino seems so passionate about this flick, something that’s been lacking in his later works. Nothing’s done (the thing isn’t casted or funded yet) and I haven’t read any of the script (does anyone know whether or not bits and pieces of it are floating around the interwebs?), but something tells me that this flick is going to be absolutely stunning.
I don’t know why, but I just feel like this could even trump “Pulp Fiction” as Tarantino’s definitive directorial highlight. I mean, obviously it alls comes down to execution, but the early news and buzz I hear about this leads me to hope for nothing less than pure genius.