Tarantino’s ‘Inglorious Bastards’ Ready To Roll! Or Is It ‘Basterds’?
Finally. After about nine years in the making, Quentin Tarantino has officially finished the screenplay and is seeking producers for his latest picture, “Inglourious Basterds.”
For those of you who are skim-reading, allow me to reiterate the title: “Inglourious Basterds.” That’s right, the latest version of the script that has been leaked apparently has foregone spellcheck, not only on the title page, in what is supposedly Tarantino’s frantic handwriting, but also throughout the script. One hypothesis notes his bid to get it entered into the next Cannes Film Festival, which would explain skipping the proofread. Or is Tarantino’s unusual spelling techique all part of some masterful plan? Time will tell.
Tarantino had expected to make the flick years ago, before his action-packed character piece, “Death Proof,” part of his 2007 collaboration with Robert Rodriguez, “Grindhouse.” Seemingly adapted from the original 1978 Italian film “Quel maledetto treno blindato,” Tarantino’s upcoming project (rumored to have a role earmarked for Brad Pitt) will be the first war film of his illustious career. Set in Europe during WWII, it chronicles the mission of an American troupe called the Bastards, whose main objective is the strike fear in the hearts of Nazis. Sound unreal? Well, remember, it’s Tarantino we’re talking about.