Tarantino has been doing a decent amount of press this month with the release of his highly anticipated spaghetti western “Django Unchained”. While speaking with highly-respected Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., Tarantino spoke of how he might potentially release a spin-off of his modern day classic “Inglourious Basterds”. QT stated the film would complete a “thematic trilogy” with “Inglourious Basterds” and “Django Unchained”.
This came as sort of a surprise considering the rumor of an “Inglourious Basterds” spin-off has been around for a few years now and we considered it dead. However, Tarantino is known to speak about his potential future projects as if they are already made (Kill Bill Vol. 3). As a result, The Audio Dope will take what QT’s saying with a grain of salt. There are already rumors of Tarantino making a prohibition-era gangster movie for his next project as well. The idea of the spin-off does sound like a ton of fun though, and would probably be fantastic if it ever came to light.
Check out the quotes from Quentin Tarantino’s interview below:
“There’s something about this that would suggest a trilogy. 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 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… I was going to do it as a miniseries, and that was going to be one of the big storylines. When I decided to try to turn it into a movie, that was a section I had to take out to help tame my material. I have most of that written. It’s ready to go; I just have to write the second half of it… That would be the third of the trilogy. It would be [connected to] “Inglourious Basterds”, too, because Inglourious Basterds are in it, but it is about the soldiers. It would be called “Killer Crow” or something like that.”