Tarantino’s Django Unchained opened in the US on Christmas Day and has done superb business, and here in the UK we can expect to see the film on January 18th. Receiving some very positive reviews, and already at 8.8% on IMDB in terms of scoring, it would appear that Tarantino has not lost his touch. In fact, on the strength of Django Unchained, and the brilliance of Inglorious Basterds, Tarantino has really found a passion in his revisionist history films. He always said that both Django and Basterds would be part of a trilogy of historical themed films, and now it would seem that the third film is getting ready to go!
Speaking with The Root, Tarantino revealed how there were originally different plans for Inglorious Basterds, and that it was intended as a mini-series but went on to become the stunning film we all know and love today. One of the stories in the mini-series saw a group of black soldiers in the same time-line as Basterds, 1944, and they went round taking revenge on white American soldiers who screwed them over.
Tarantino said the content was removed from Basterds as to tame it down somewhat, but now he says there is enough material left over from the original plans, and that this story could well become the third film in his trilogy. The story of the black troops would run along side Basterds. Here is what he said in his recent interview:
“My original idea for Inglourious Basterds way back when,” explains QT, “was that this [would be] a huge story that included the [smaller] story that you saw in the film, but also followed a bunch of black troops, and they had been fucked over by the American military and kind of go apeshit.”
“The black troops go on an Apache warpath and kill a bunch of white soldiers and white officers on a military base and are just making a warpath to Switzerland. So that was always going to be part of it, and I was going to do it as a miniseries, and that was going to be one of the big storylines.”
“When I decided to try to turn it into a movie, that was a section I had to take out to help tame my material. I have most of that written. It’s ready to go; I just have to write the second half of it…That would be the third of the trilogy. It would be called Killer Crow or something like that.”
(Source: The Root)
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