Inglourious Basterds Gets A Release Date

Tarantino goes to war on August 21

The film that singlehandedly proves that movie fans can be excited about a film despite horrendous misspelling, Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, has a release date - and it's August 21, 2009.

The World War II-set film stars Brad Pitt as Lieutenant Aldo Raine, the leader of a group of Jewish soldiers carrying out targetted acts of retribution against the Nazis in Occupied France. They join with undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) to try to take down the leaders of the Third Reich, but their plans bring them into contact with a Jewish woman, Shoshanna (Mélanie Laurent) who has her own revenge plans.

The new release date for the US puts the film up against horror Final Destination: Death Trip 3D and comedy The Goods: The Don Ready Story. It's a summer blockbuster sort of slot - a similar release date to Tropic Thunder last year - and while it hasn't been confirmed yet if the UK release date will be the same, expect it to come not too long after that day.