Quentin Tarantino on Heroes, Inglorious Bastards

Freakish jawed director Quentin Tarantino is an enigma wrapped up in a bow tie and stuffed into a teddy bear. Wait, no, that’s not true. He’s some kid who got the chance to make movies and now he’s making them based on crap he saw years earlier. Sometimes he gives those movies he copied credit, sometimes he don’t. That’s just how the QT likes to roll, yo. Anyhoo, here’s your QT update on the TV show “Heroes” (for which Tarantino was apparently pursued to direct episodes of, but declined because he’s never “seen the f*cking show”), and the long-gestating WWII “Guys on a Mission” movie “Inglorious Bastards”.

Rotten Tomatoes has your “Bastards” update:

RT: You recently mentioned you are eager to make a film with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and Sylvester Stallone. That would be the coolest film ever.

Inglorious Bastards — I never said it was going to star Bruce Willis, Schwarzenegger and Stallone. I don’t know who’s going to be in it at this point. I have to write it first. It always starts with me and the characters. Whenever I cast an actor and try to write the character around it I always end up regretting it, so I always try to write the character and cast the actor to fit the character. Whenever I’ve written the character like in the case of Zoë [Bell] or Vanessa [Ferlito], where I know they’re who I want to play, I write it about them. Vanessa is Vanessa and Zoë is Zoë. It’s not like I thought, “I like Kurt Russell for Mike, he’d be very good.” No, I wrote Zoë. And if I couldn’t get Zoë, I’d have to throw the script away because I couldn’t do it. Same with Uma [Thurman], but she said she could do it [Kill Bill] so we did.

And about possibly directing Heroes? We go to StarPulse for that:

The Pulp Fiction director – who has previously taken control of the cameras on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and hospital drama ER – admits he has snubbed numerous offers by bosses of the superhero series because he isn’t a fan.

He says, “They were trying to get me to do one. I haven’t even seen the f**king show.”

So it’s a maybe then, QT?