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Inglorious Bastards Goes Out To Studios
Is Tarantino lining up Brad Pitt?

09 July 2008  |  Written by Tom Ambrose  |  Source: Deadline Hollywood Daily

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Quentin Tarantino has been talking about making Inglorious Bastards – his WWII guys-on-a-mission flick in the vein of The Dirty Dozen and, erm, Enzo G. Castellari’s Inglorious Bastards - for so long now that we thought we might have to borrow some money and start making the damn thing ourselves.

But things have been moving rapidly on the project in the last couple of weeks, with QT first admitting that the script for the movie was at long last finished. Then, in an interview on the upcoming DVD release of Inglorious Bastards, he hinted that he might make it a two-parter, a la Kill Bill.

And today comes the news that not only has QT sent the script out to four major studios, but he’s also talking to one William Bradley Pitt to star.

Nikki Finke over at Deadline Hollywood Daily is reporting that the script (note: script, not scripts) has gone to interested executives over at Universal, Warner Bros., Paramount and Sony. Expect a bidding war to commence for the right to make the movie, which will be produced by QT’s old pal, Laurence Bender (with Harvey Weinstein also possibly attached).

We’ll be surprised if a deal isn’t in place to make the movie at one of those studios within a few days. But we are surprised by Finke’s claim that Tarantino is talking to Pitt for the starring role. The likes of Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy have been linked with Inglorious Bastards in the past (and who knows, they may be again – it will be an ensemble piece, after all), but not Pitt. But Tarantino has proved that he works well with A-listers, and a genuine movie star may be just what the movie needs, after the relative failure of Grindhouse. (Plus, Pitt did pretty well the last time he delivered Tarantino dialogue, in True Romance...)

Needless to say, we’re ridiculously excited about this. This is the dream project for Tarantino, the one that he’s taken ages to perfect. So our hopes are high. More news as we get it.

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RE: Inglorious Bastards vs Pirates 7
ulp Fiction was probably his best film, and one of the best films of the 90s, and its influence on modern film is undeniable. Ok so Tarrantino might not be everyone's cup of tea but hes never made a truly terrible film. His ideas are always left-field and the guy has a true love for world cinema.  I cant honestly think that death proof was "elephant cack", it was different and enjoyable trash which is what it set out to be.  Whatever the guy does its always going to be intersting an More

Posted by yiarkungfu at 20:53 on 14 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Inglorious Bastards vs Pirates 7
I’m really surprised at all the negative comments. It’s unfair to compare all of Tarantino’s future output to Pulp Fiction & Reservoir Dogs. The fact that he is responsible for not one but two modern day classics shouldn’t be held against him, to consider any new movie he’s involved with a failure because it doesn’t reach those exceptional standards is absurd. Tarantino is one of only a handful of directors who is prepared to take a risk in order to del More

Posted by skippy82 at 23:31 on 12 July 2008 | Report This Post

Harry Knowles says...........
Its the best thing he's ever written eeeeeeeeeevvvvvvvvvverrrrrrrr............ I guess its gonna be shite then More

Posted by kenada_woo at 20:57 on 10 July 2008 | Report This Post

Mad Dog Tannen...
I completely agree with you. 'Reservoir Dogs' & 'Pulp Fiction' (in particular) were fabulous. But I think he is so over-rated, and has a huge ego he feels he can make junk like 'Kill Bill' and the awesful 'DeathProof'. To me, Tarantino views movie-making as a hobby, to fulfill his wild fantasies. I think he gets off on the foul-mouthed girls and fancy he cars he never had when he was younger ('DeathProof'). Which is a shame, because he is extremely talented. More

Posted by VijayUK at 10:14 on 10 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Inglorious Bastards Goes Out To Studios
It will be exciting seeing this finally on the screen. We've heard bits and bobs about it for son long im quite excited More

Posted by HippyHippyShake at 19:51 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

Of course, you've never said something is "shit". You've always made sure you laid out your opinions clearly when expressing yourself, giving a series of points to back up your argument. This, of course, has the drawback of making you the most insufferable human being on planet earth. More

Posted by Mad Dog Tannen at 17:26 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

I have my own opinions. Tarantino slid downhill after Pulp Fiction. Jackie Brown has its fans but I found it quite dull. Kill Bill is mostly useless and Death Proof was unwatchable. Just uninteresting characters talking about nothing for hours. He's a great talent, but he isn't using it. Maybe he a two-hit wonder. More

Posted by Mad Dog Tannen at 17:19 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

L: Severen  Just fuck off back under Roger Avary's infinitely more talented shadow. sp; Yes, it's clear by their filmic output that Avary is more talented than Tarantino (!) More

Posted by Ify at 17:17 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

King Quentin
Grindhouse was about making movies events again and having a laugh with your friends....i was well up for seeing both films one after the other...the fact i did not still bothers me today...but...ive seen them both seperatly and Death Proof was and is excellent in my opinion far better than Kill Bill vol 2. Im excited about Inglorious Bastards and know Quentin will deliver the goods whether the film gross's 100 million or 10. More

Posted by kdawg at 17:11 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

Wyver Kan
if he took a long time to perfect it, it may be like the good old days, i just hope that its not like death proof and his high school stuff, well my high school stuff, all i know is that there's gonna be a lot of pressure on him, for the people, ad him self if this IS his dream project, you know what he needs, he needs the joker, some murderer, a happy and insane murderer who kills for no reason, but as his main role, and he always gets his way, no hero to save the day, and no one can stop him, More

Posted by i love matt damon at 16:55 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

tarantino is back.if he choose brad pitt he know something. More

Posted by elamela at 15:50 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

What's with this "You're only calling him crap because it's cool" bollocks you're all waffling on about, when the fuck has spouting opinions on the internet ever made you cool, we're all losers here, now shut the fuck up and let people hate the gurning weirdo. More

Posted by CameronJames at 15:33 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Inglorious Bastards Goes Out To Studios
thanks for proving my point! More

Posted by Bewilderbeast at 14:58 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

Death Proof was a complete and utter pile of elephant cack, unless Tarantino produces something worth watching this time then his career as a master filmmaker is finished. More

Posted by D.J at 14:51 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

Death Proof was a complete and utter pile of elephant cack, unless Tarantino produces something worth watching this time then his career as a master filmmaker is finished. More

Posted by D.J at 14:48 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

death proof was a great film and i personnally cant wait for this one! DP wasnt his best but it still pisses all over 99% of hollywood's output. at least the guy can write decent characters and not just 2 dimensional, tired cliches. i can respect ur opinion if ur not a fan of his work, but ur talkin outta ur ass if u say he only makes shit films. the funny thing is, most of ur are probably only bashing him because it has become "cool" to do so. maybe you should come up with ur own opinions, p More

Posted by Bewilderbeast at 13:45 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

I've never understood QT's acclaim, all of his movies have been entertaining, but none have been the earth shattering masterpieces they're all made out to be. Blood and Hommages are all he's good for and neither are particularly interesting. More

Posted by CameronJames at 13:35 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

I haven't got anything against Quentin Tarantino.
It's just that he makes shit films. More

Posted by Mad Dog Tannen at 13:16 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

Although this is set in WWII, I'll wager it'll have a 70's look, i.e afros, a cheesy 70's soundtrack and will feature some Tarantino fave deadbeat from the 70's in a vain attempt at catapulting them onto the A-list, all to appease his huge ego. Quentin Tarantino presents a Quentin Tarantino production of the 6th film by Quentin Tarantino featuring a cameo from Quentin Tarantino. Just fuck off back under Roger Avary's infinitely more talented shadow. More

Posted by Severen at 12:35 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

death proof rocked my movie-world, yes! More

Posted by Hafredal at 11:31 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

L: spacemonkey95 "the upcoming DVD release of Inglorious Bastards" Eh? How does that work then? he original italian film from the 70's is being reissued in america soon, under the guise of a three disc set including tarantino commentary et al. i hate tarantino bashers as much as they proclaim to hate him. More

Posted by adambatman82 at 11:30 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

"the upcoming DVD release of Inglorious Bastards" Eh? How does that work then? More

Posted by spacemonkey95 at 11:01 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

Good to see Tarantino back at last!! I thought Death Proof was pretty good, thou not a patch on Pulp or Jackis Brown, but Tarantino's war movie?? Got to be good, i reckon MASH crossed with Apocolypse Now. Oh and some samuri swords. More

Posted by jedi_theforce at 10:37 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

Hey, no bad words said about Death Proof - that movie rocked! More

Posted by Kev@CTU at 10:36 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

Don't you condescend me man
Pitt was the Bomb in True Romance! He delivered those lines well relative to everything! I hope and pray he's in this flick And Madsen can fuck off. More

Posted by shanewire at 10:33 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

isn't this the script that he was said was "ready to go" back in 2003? also, whatever happened to the new kung fu film that "is going to me my next film?" QT is an arsehole, he just loves the sound of his own high pitched voice and will say anything because he knows that the Internet will go crazy over it, and Empire is one of the worst for it. i mean, you guys put an ELI ROTH news story the other day: why? NO ONE CARES about Eli Roth, he's an awful and very imature fi More

Posted by Hughezy at 10:33 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

Very true about the arse - he needs to get his head out of there too. Talented twat that he is! More

Posted by AboyNamedSue at 10:16 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

funny picture
Tarantino looks like someone's just stuck their finger up his arse, and he quite likes it. More

Posted by missphoenix at 10:04 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

It'll all end in tears.
Mark my words. More

Posted by Mad Dog Tannen at 09:29 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

<< Look at the related reviews! Empire likes these guys! More

Posted by AYBGerrardo at 09:06 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

Death Proof was bloody awful, but I like the idea of a Tarantino WWII movie. Bring it on. And get Roth and Madsen like you promised. More

Posted by hatebox at 02:19 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

At last!
Its about time we got some actual concrete evidence that this is going ahead. Hopefully Tarantino will be back on form with this.  Brad Pitt rules and Eddie Murphy can be really good with the right script and director (not Brett Ratner).  I really liked Deathproof but agree that its not his best effort so this should bring him back on track.  Bid quickly Holllywood so we can actually see it. More

Posted by kinge247 at 01:28 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

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