Just a Couple of Basterds In a Prequel

My biggest complaint about Inglourious Basterds is that there weren’t enough of the basterds. I expected a The Dirty Dozen incursion style movie, but there was surprisingly very little action, and most of the basterds were mere afterthoughts. When Tarantino spoke about doing an Inglourious Basterds prequel, I immediately objected on the grounds that the material seemed to pretty well self-contained, but then the only direction that he can seemingly take the material is to expand it and give the basterds a wider focus, which would also obviate my initial objection with the first film. So perhaps there is a chance that it can work out.

With that in mind, New York Magazine reports that Tarantino is actually 40 pages into a script for the prequel, but he wants to work on a smaller movie first in an entirely different genre, and that script will be finished in another five or six months of intensive writing. He hopefully will get back to the prequel soon after, especially if the first one does well at the award shows.

The article also has two reactions from German and Israel audiences toward Inglourious Basterds, the former of which was mentioned on the DVD commentary. Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly), it ended up being cathartic for both. Read the entire article for more information.



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  • j.james

    YES!!!! so can’t wait for that shit! Basterds was one of my favorite movies of the year, and one of my all time favs from my man Tarantino. It was so one point in sooo many ways. Your kinda outta your mind to not like this film based off of something as pity as that excuse. I also see this site listed Basterds on the top 5 most dissapointing list, which is sacreligious and flat out wrong.

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      It’s because the trailer played it up to seem like an action flick. I’m sorry but that was a mistake. It was also a mistake for anyone to actually think Tarantino made a striclty action oriented flick. Sorry that’s not his thing. His thing is great dialogue, and tongue in cheek humor that’s so dark sometimes you HAVE to rewind to make sure you heard what you heard. From what I’ve heard Basterds was exactly that. The action in his movies are usually a direct result of the story and the characters. A Basterds prequel could be good, if we get more Basterds.

  • j.james

    YES!!!! so can’t wait for that shit! Basterds was one of my favorite movies of the year, and one of my all time favs from my man Tarantino. It was so one point in sooo many ways. Your kinda outta your mind to not like this film based off of something as pity as that excuse. I also see this site listed Basterds on the top 5 most dissapointing list, which is sacreligious and flat out wrong.

    • Dedpool

      It’s because the trailer played it up to seem like an action flick. I’m sorry but that was a mistake. It was also a mistake for anyone to actually think Tarantino made a striclty action oriented flick. Sorry that’s not his thing. His thing is great dialogue, and tongue in cheek humor that’s so dark sometimes you HAVE to rewind to make sure you heard what you heard. From what I’ve heard Basterds was exactly that. The action in his movies are usually a direct result of the story and the characters. A Basterds prequel could be good, if we get more Basterds.