Now that Inglourious Basterds has blown up all over the world, making over $117 million so far, Hollywood is once again at Quentin Tarantino's beck and call. He's expressed interest in making a third Kill Bill film, but that's probably not going to hit screens till 2014. So what has he got in store for us before then?
Doing press for Basterds this past weekend at the Morelia Film Festival, he talked a bit about what genre of movie he's going to make next. Apparently he's got his sights set on doing either a western, which could inject some life into the genre, or an old-school gangster movie:
In a conference alongside Basterds star Eli Roth, Tarantino said that there would be one film in between [the next Kill Bill movie], saying he was "wide open" to his next project. Tarantino added that he would like to do a "re-imagining" of a number of genres including a Western or a 1920s to '30s "Pretty Boy Floyd"-type gangster movie.
Well, which is it going to be? After Public Enemies didn't exactly light any fires at the theaters, and after the success of 3:10 to Yuma, it would be cool to see Tarantino's take on the western. Westerns, when done right, are one of the most satisfying experiences one can have at the cinema (assuming you don't hate the genre altogether).
The western also seems like a wide-open landscape within which Tarantino could explore those things he does best: extreme violence and well-crafted dialogue.
Tarantino could be the next Sam Peckinpah, for all we know.
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