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
4Music's Size Does Matter
Introducing your new favourite app
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Star Wars: Episode VII Recruits Miltos Yerolemou
Game Of Thrones veteran off to the galaxy far, far away
New Ghost In The Shell 25th Anniversary Poster
Anime magic returns to the big screen
Michael Bay Drives To Cosmic Motors
Kyle Ward to adapt Daniel Simon's book
Lars Von Trier Plans The House That Jack Built
The Nymphomaniac director's headed back to TV
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
15 August 2014
Hateful Eight Teaser Will Launch With Sin City 2
Quentin Tarantino's next film will have a promo...
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice
25 March 2016
The Hateful Eight
31 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Ride Along (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Django Unchained (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Django Unchained (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Contagion (2011)
Empire Star Rating
Armored (2010)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Quentin Tarantino On His Luke Cage Movie
What might have been, a long time ago...

19 December 2012  |  Written by Ali Plumb  |  Source: MTV

submit to reddit

quentin tarantino luke cage

In a parallel universe, Quentin Tarantino directed a Luke Cage comic book movie, with Laurence Fishburne as the titular Hero For Hire and the film coming out at around the same Pulp Fiction did in our version of reality.

Alas - or, rather, fortunately - in reality he made his narrative-bending masterpiece instead, but there was a time where QT was definitely considering it, as he revealed to MTV.com in this video (which, annoyingly, only US residents will be able to see).

If you're from somewhere else in the world, here's a transcript of what the Django Unchained director had to say about the might-have-been Marvel adaptation:

"After Reservoir Dogs, I had considered doing a Luke Cage, Hero For Hire movie. [Producer] Ed Pressman owned the rights at that time, and we talked about it. I talked to Larry Fish [Laurence Fishburne] about being Luke Cage, and he really liked that idea. Then I ended up writing Pulp Fiction. "

Any chance he'd go back to the world of comic book heroes? "My feeling is if I wanted to do something like that, I'd want to create the superhero myself," he says.

So there you have it, another chin-scratching "Hmm..." story to file alongside James Cameron's Jurassic Park, Tim Burton's Superman and Del Toro's The Hobbit. 

And as Tarantino told this tale whilst on Django Unchained press duties, here's his spaghetti southern's UK release date: January 18, 2013, as well as our review of it

 

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

Joe Roth Signs For New Teen Fantasy
Daughter Of Smoke And Bone on its way
David Goyer Enters The Breach
Update: He's now set to direct as well as produce

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
Video Interviews: The Stars And Directors Talk As Above, So Below
We talked to Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman and company about their underground horror…

The Future Of Film: All Big Blockbusters Will Be Shot At 48 FPS
Our month-long series begins discussing the innovations that will shape cinema

Video Interviews: Chloe Grace Moretz And Jamie Blackley Talk If I Stay
The stars, director R.J. Cutler and co-star Joshua Leonard talk YA adaptations

Gillian Robespierre And Jenny Slate Talk Obvious Child
Director and star on their acclaimed rom-com

The Empire Podcast #126: Jon Hamm Talks Million Dollar Arm, Mad Men And Beards
Plus Richard Ayoade pops in to talk about directing The Double

15 Of The Weirdest TV Cameos Of All Time
From Michael Palin in Home And Away to Ian McKellen in Corrie

Updated: The 36 Best Film-Related Ice Bucket Challenges
The viral craze that won’t quit takes in some of Hollywood’s finest

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)