Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
100 Greatest Videos Games Of All Time
Robin Williams: The Big Interview
Empire Visits The Hobbit's VFX Team
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Promotion: Destiny Awaits
Win a limited edition PS4 and a copy of Destiny
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Christian Bale Set For Jungle Book: Origins
Naomie Harris, Cate Blanchett and more also aboard
Pierce Brosnan's The November Man Wins A Sequel
Relativity Studios has it in development
John Lithgow Talks Pixar's The Good Dinosaur
'They have completely reimagined it...'
Ken Jeong Will Try To Kill David Hasselhoff
In a new comedy alongside Hulk Hogan
Kung Fu Panda Director John Stevenson Boards Noah's Ark
A new indie CG 'toon take on the story
New Trailer For In Order Of Disappearance
Stellan Skarsgård has a revenge mission
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
08 September 2013
Amber Stevens Heads To 22 Jump Street
Jonah Hill has a love interest
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
22 Jump Street (2014)
Empire Star Rating
21 Jump Street (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Project X (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Vinyan (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Inglourious Basterds Has Begun Shooting
Yes, that is how they’re spelling it!

15 October 2008  |  Written by Glen Ferris  |  Source: Slash Film

submit to reddit

Quentin Tarantino may know a thing or two about making movies but it seems like the poor fella’s lacking in spelling skills if the official title of his long-gestating World War II project is anything to go by.

Inglourious Basterds (not Inglorious Bastards as we were previously led to believe) may have started principal photography but nobody seems to have pointed out the typo. Much like the early screenplay that leaked onto the internet a few months back, it seems the galling moniker is an attempt to distance itself from the 1978 Enzo Castellari film which inspired QT.

To coincide with the start of shooting, The Weinstein Company has issued a press release. New additions to the cast list include Omar Doom and Michael Bacall (from Death Proof) and Julie Dreyfus (Sophie Fatale from Kill Bill).

To read the full press release, click here.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

New Bride Wars Trailer
Hathaway Vs. Hudson
Couples Retreat Finds Its Better Halves
Bell, Davis and Akerman up for comedy

Your Comments

RE: Inglourious Basturds Have Begun Shitting
Filming this is a crapshoot. More

Posted by Mason Verger at 17:42 on 17 October 2008 | Report This Post

How about just calling it...
"Utter Bollocks"? More

Posted by CHUFFSTER at 19:25 on 16 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: It's about Motha Ficking time
L: Taz69 And how cool is any movie with someone called Omar Doom in it - sounds like a pornstar supervillain. ounds like a cross between Omar from ervel's Doctor Doom... and as it's Tarantino, I wouldn't be surprised if that's exactly where he got the name from. More

Posted by KeithM at 18:28 on 16 October 2008 | Report This Post

Also..Empire folk....could you please use a different picture of Q T? That one just makes me want to smakc the smug look of his face..... I'm sorry..he just bugs me :) More

Posted by FGT at 10:22 on 16 October 2008 | Report This Post

Brad Pitt. Tarantino. Mike Myers. World War II. Jewish scalping parties!?? Now I'm the first to admit that Tarantino ain't been doing what he should be these years (but who has, you know.... Did anyone see Miami Vice? Uh.. how about The Terminal and Indy 4? Youth Without bloody pretentious Youth!!?? Everyone has a bad decade, you know... But Pitt, Tarantino, Myers in a war movie... that's just big fat sweaty hairy balls that is, right there. Go get em lads! More

Posted by keir at 23:55 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

Regards to the casting:
We all hoped for a threesome with Scarlett and Angelina, but what have we got... an hand job off Verne Troyer! More

Posted by SteffanUK at 18:13 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

It's about Motha Ficking time
Hows that for a typo. I been looking forward to this for years (I think he announced it first when doing the press junkets for Jackie Brown). World War 2 as been done to death but it hasn't had the Tarrantino touch yet And how cool is any movie with someone called Omar Doom in it - sounds like a pornstar supervillain. More

Posted by Taz69 at 17:23 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

Lets just see....
The films actual title is "Inglorious Bastards"... but the group of Jewish American Soldiers the film is based on were called 'The Basterds' due to the way they scalped and brutally killed Nazis. And with a cast list of: Brad Pitt, Mike myers, Eli Roth and Diane Kruger lets not just dismiss the idea that it might be worth a watch. More

Posted by magilly at 16:38 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

GOING TO SUCK !
Who cares. After the piece of shit, that passed as a moooovie, that was Deathproof, its clear that QT has lost it. He has become a caricature of himself. Every time I see his smug face now I just want to take a samurai sword to it and chop it clean of. Then make him eat it. He'll go the same way as that other charlatan, Shyamalan. More

Posted by THERAHMAN at 16:26 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Erm..
"Inglourious Basterds" ? - oh dear. More

Posted by Ify at 16:14 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Erm..
That wasn't official, I don't think. I'm pretty sure it's intentional, maybe a reference to how the characters in the film may have spelt it due to lack of education. I don't know, I didn't read the script. More

Posted by Ottae at 15:15 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

Surely it's a censorship thing? Much more room for marketing if the title doesn't contain cuss. More

Posted by wooz at 14:59 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

Perhaps it's frenglish More

Posted by Seannybo at 13:28 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

I'm going out now....! More

Posted by steveg66 at 13:21 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

If we're making up our own spellings. I prefer Inglorious Basturds. Than they can make a special edition of those funny sculptures that look like turds and give them pun names e.g. Brad Shitt and Squiten Tarantino and George Pooney (yes I know he's not in it but I'm running out of ideas) More

Posted by steveg66 at 13:19 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

i crnt wait for this movie as i crnt wait for anything qt does the script was amazing and whats with all the title fuss its great it a piss take on the how the germans say bastards is it? seen as the film i pretty much told by the !!! oops nearly spoiled it there More

Posted by ilovekaren at 13:07 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

Erm..
I've just seen the first teaser poster and they're spelling it "Bastards". More

Posted by Lupin 3 at 12:54 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

It's either gonna be total genius or total shit...can't decide yet. More

Posted by evildave69 at 12:18 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: oh oh
Christoph Waltz, okay, there we go. More

Posted by mudweiser at 12:00 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: oh oh
I've read the script that was floating about a while ago and I was quite impressed actually. I want to know who's playing Landa though. Rumour is Di Caprio was offered the part and he'd have fit it like a glove... More

Posted by mudweiser at 11:59 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: oh oh
L: Knight of Fury and Omar Doom has the best name ever! sp; No argument here. But I don't think the film will be up to much. QT hasn't done anything for me since Jackie Brown. He's stuck in a rut of referencing other, often better, movies. More

Posted by rayhiggins at 11:31 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

Basterds
Either a typo, a way round overly p.c. censors or a 'private' joke we're not privvy to yet. Geddit? 'Private'? Because it's about people in the army? Uurgh. Anyway, fuck what it's called or how it's spelt, the film is going to be class. I can't wait! More

Posted by Jack'sSmirkinRevenge at 11:29 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

oh oh
and Omar Doom has the best name ever! More

Posted by Knight of Fury at 11:17 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

i think...
this could be all sorts of awesome. I've been waiting for this film for years, so if it ain't amazin i'm gonna hunt down QT and give him the mother of all wedgies. More

Posted by Knight of Fury at 11:13 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: This is going to be bad.
Been done...but then what else is new with Tarantino? Maybe when he decided to copy...sorry..pay homage..he wrote down Bastards wrong More

Posted by FGT at 11:05 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

This is going to be bad.
Really bad. More

Posted by Mad Dog Tannen at 10:09 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

Maybe he doesn't want to call it "Bastards" because that's a swearing word... More

Posted by britesparc at 10:04 on 15 October 2008 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Shot First? The Complete List Of Star Wars Changes
An exhaustive chronology of George Lucas' post-release tinkering

Gamescom 2014: The 10 Most Exciting Games
Zombies! Guns! Tombs! Sheep! Watch the trailers right here...

Who Is Mack Bolan? Your Guide To Cinema's New Action Man
As Bradley Cooper lines up to star as the hero, here's your handy guide to his story so far

Classic Feature: Empire Meets Uwe Boll
'I'm probably the most hated director in the world right now.'

Film Studies 101: A Film Buff's Guide To Movie Movements
Everything you need to know about cinema's key groups

The 100 Greatest Games Of All Time
You voted, we counted, and here they are: beat-'em-ups, shoot-'em-ups, RPGs, JRPGs, MMORPGs, RTSs, first-person shooters, platformers, sims and much more!

Lists Of Our Lifetime: Empire's 25 Greatest Battles
From smalltime scraps to epic struggles, these are the conflicts that have stunned cinema since 1989

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 6 Issues Of Empire For Only £15!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)