Quentin Tarantino, known for movies such as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, and the more recent Grindhouse, is trying something a little different with his upcoming movie Inglorious Bastards. The movie, set in WWII, will follow a group of soldiers who are slated for execution. While on their way to their demise, they are given a chance for a reprieve that will lead them on a suicide mission into Nazi-occupied France.
The movie's interesting title was taken from Quel maledetto treno blindato, a 1977 Italian movie known as Inglorious Bastards in the United States. While Tarantino may be using the same name, he has stated that his version will not be a remake, but instead a homage to Enzo G. Catellari's movie, as well as other war movies such as The Great Escape, The Dirty Dozen, Cross of Iron, etc.
Tarantino worked for six years on the script for Inglorious Bastards, between releasing his movies Jackie Brown and Kill Bill. While most movie scripts are between 100 and 200 pages in length, the script for Inglorious Bastards is said to be around 600 pages with three different parts, each its own feature-length.
Rumors have circulated that it will be released in several parts and the ensemble cast will feature quite a few big names, including Tim Roth and Michael Madsen. Ingloriuos Bastards doesn't have a release date set as of yet, but Tarantino has recently said that, providing all goes well, the movie may be seen next year at Cannes.
May 28, 2008