Venkman here with some updated info for the film 'Inglorious Bastards'. Quentin Tarantino recently talked with BBC News about this awesome project. In the interview he confirms that the script is finished and he is starting pre-production on the film right away! Tarantino wants us to know that this is going to be a Modern in your face movie. The article goes on to say the following:
According to Tarantino no final decisions have yet been made about casting. But in the past a wide range of names from Tim Roth to Sylvester Stallone have been rumoured to be involved.
The film has been described as his version of the classic 1967 Second World War action movie The Dirty Dozen, starring Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine.
That film told the fictional story of a group of American soldiers convicted of various military crimes who were ordered to go on a suicide mission behind enemy lines to kill Nazi officers.
But Tarantino points out that the original picture was only a source of inspiration, nothing more.
He says, "what actually got me to sit down and put pen to paper was 'hey wouldn't it be fun to do a Dirty Dozen kind of thing?' It doesn't look anything like The Dirty Dozen."
With Inglorious Bastards he will be making his first period film. But he said: "I don't want it to feel like a period film. I want it to feel current. I want it to feel right now. One of the things I have to battle against is 30 years of Nazi-occupation TV movies where we've all seen the big streets and the vintage cars and the Swastikas, and we've just seen that ad nauseum.
"This is a modern, in-your-face movie. This is not a TV movie period piece."
I am really curious about what he means by wanting it to be modern and not look like a period film. I have an idea of what he is talking about, but I want to know what he envisions in his head. I am sure this will be an amazing film, possibly his best. It seems clear he is going to bring us a World War II period film unlike anything we have seen before. Spielberg set the strandard for World War II period films with 'Saving Private Ryan' but Tarantino has got a modern in you rface WWII movie up his sleeve. I can't wait!