When it comes to Quentin Tarantino films, you probably won’t get better, more solid information on them via pre-production than the blokes over at AICN, for the simple reason that Tarantino and Harry Knowles are best buds or something. I think they have each other on their Christmas card lists. (And yes, I’m told people still do Christmas card lists in the year 2008.) Anyhoo. The big news from Tarantino otu of AICN is that Tarantino’s much-anticipated WWII Guys on a Mission movie “Inglorious Bastards” is so big, so friggin’ huge, that one movie won’t be able to contain it, so Tarantino is going with two ala “Kill Bill”.
Here’s the news from Knowles and company:
The first big thing we learn is that Quentin has been writing almost non-stop on INGLORIOUS BASTARDS – and that the premise is the basic jumping off point from Enzo’s original – that you had a bunch of hardened criminals on a military transport during World War II – that got ambushed by the Nazis. Everyone but the criminals gets killed and the prisoners decide to make their way to neutral Switzerland – and must fight the Nazis and the Allies to get there. It’s a true No Man’s Land scenario.
Well, as Quentin has been writing this – he’s done so much research into the actual events of World War II as well as the cinema of World War 2 – that the story kept growing and growing. It became too big for one film – so he’s turned it into 2. That’s right, INGLORIOUS BASTARDS will be two movies… not unlike KILL BILL.
Great. Now I’m going to have to create an additional category — “Inglorious Bastards Vol. 1” and “Inglorious Bastards Vol. 2.” There goes another two seconds of my life I’ll never get back. Thanks, Quentin!
(But just in case, I’m going to give it a couple of months while the info is put in concrete before I spend the precious 2 seconds adding the second category. Hey, my time is money, ya know?)