By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, New York Times
It is no secret that Quentin Tarantino is confident about his upcoming Inglourious Basterds. From what we've seen so far, we can't blame him. The director made sure to get the film into Cannes, would like to see some Oscar nods, and is ready to go with a prequel; if the response comes back favorable.
Inglourious Basterds Prequel in the Works
The New York Times has posted a great interview with Quentin Tarantino on Inglourious Basterds that goes down to the nitty-gritty details, including the film's spelling. The interview concludes with Tarantino mentioning that he does have a partial script for a sequel er, prequel on hand.
The Basterds — the film’s Jewish soldiers, given their nickname by the Nazis — hadn’t made the trip to Paris, but their presence could be felt in the grown-out “basterd haircut” (short on the sides and in back, long on top) that Mr. Tarantino was sporting. “The Basterds don’t have the luxury of being soldiers,” he said. “They have the duty to be warriors, because they’re fighting an enemy that’s trying to wipe them off the face of the earth.”
Mr. Tarantino, who was born in Tennessee, said his childhood revenge fantasies centered more on the Ku Klux Klan. “But it’s all the same,” he said. “Once the Basterds get through with Europe, they could go to the South and do it to the Kluxers in the ’50s. That’s another story you could tell.”
Not to mention a shelved subplot about African-American soldiers stuck behind enemy lines. “I have a half-written prequel ready to go if this movie’s a smash,” he said.
An entirely different story, but I guess what Tarantino calls a prequel is a prequel. Check out the entire report here.
Inglourious Basterds will be released August 21st.