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

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

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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.

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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

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

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

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 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

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