Quentin Tarantino hasn't set his next project, but the director could wind up working on a film that connects his last two features, "Django Unchained" and "Inglourious Basterds." In an interview with TheRoot.com, Tarantino said that might be interested in making "Killer Crow," a spin-off of sorts of "Inglourious Basterds," which focuses on a regiment of African-American soldiers during World War II that goes on a killing spree after being wronged by the U.S. military.
"I don't know exactly when I'm going to do it, but there's something about this that would suggest a trilogy," Tarantino told TheRoot.com about his recent spate of vengeance films. "My original idea for 'Inglourious Basterds' way back when was that this [would be] a huge story that included the [smaller] story that you saw in the film, but also followed a bunch of black troops, and they had been f--ked over by the American military and kind of go apes--t. They basically -- the way Lt. Aldo Raines (Brad Pitt) and the Basterds are having an 'Apache resistance' -- [the] black troops go on an Apache warpath and kill a bunch of white soldiers and white officers on a military base and are just making a warpath to Switzerland."
According to Tarantino, that part of the film was excised because of time constraints, but it's mostly written. "It's ready to go; I just have to write the second half of it."
That "Killer Crow" even exists isn't all that surprising: Tarantino often writes elaborate stories into his scripts that don't make it onscreen. For "Django Unchained," there was an entire plot detailing how Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) came to possess Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), Django's wife. Jonah Hill was supposed to play a key part in that aside, but he couldn't commit to the role because of scheduling conflicts; he was cast in a smaller part instead, and the Broomhilda scenes were cut.
Similarly, Tarantino wrote an lengthy digression in "Death Proof" about Jody the Grinder, an "uber-masculine black male figure of folklore," as he told the Village Voice. Those scenes were never filmed. (Click here for a more detailed explanation of the Jody the Grinder story.)
Of course, whether "Killer Crow" ever winds up getting finished is unclear. Tarantino himself has also expressed interest in doing a 1930s gangster film as a future project, or another Western like "Django Unchained."
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