Article from 2000:
Those fearing for Quentin Tarantino's sanity may well be turning still more uneasy today. The Reservoir Dogs director is hard at work on a script which contains a tailor-made role for gurning American comic Adam Sandler.
Discussing the project at a Miramax Oscar party with a journalist from the Daily Mail, the Reservoir Dogs director described the film as a gung-ho second world war movie in the style of The Dirty Dozen. "I've got a bunch of guys fighting the Nazis, and there's a part for Adam Sandler, and I hope he'll be crazy enough to do it."
From AICN (note: project will be called "Glorious Bastards"):
For the truly cool that walk the Earth, this news will hit you like a pent up orgasm unleashed at super-speed! It looks like Quentin Tarantino is going to be bringing us Bo Svenson in INGLORIOUS BASTARDS... Apparently he's going to be playing a LEAD role, if not the lead role. Now, when I was hanging out in China on the set of KILL BILL, I asked Quentin where the script for INGLORIOUS BASTARDS was in terms of being ready to shoot. Quentin said it was 3/4ths finished. His plan is to finish KILL BILL, show it at Cannes, begin shooting INGLORIOUS BASTARDS that summer (2003), then do the press for the October Release of KILL BILL as he finds himself in Post-Production on INGLORIOUS BASTARDS. Now, we know he wants to cast Adam Sandler in the film... we also know he wants Michael Madsen. I suppose I also find myself wondering if he wants to go with Fred Williamson, since Fred and Bo starred in the original INGLORIOUS BASTARDS back in the seventies - which this isn't a remake of, he just likes the Title... at least that's my understanding. As for WHO IS BO SVENSON? Jesus... You've got to be kidding me. Bo Svenson is the man that took over the role of Buford Pusser and ran with it, becoming the definitive Buford Pusser in the last two WALKING TALL movies. He starred in the frickin' fantastic slasher film BUTCHER BAKER NIGHTMARE MAKER which I feel is the DEAD ALIVE of Eighties Slasher Films. He was amazing in THE GREAT WALDO PEPPER! Bo Svenson is a gigantic figure and to paraphrase the poster for THE FINAL CHAPTER - WALKING TALL --- there is a MAN! He'll be one tough hombre in a Tarantino war film, and I'd pay $8 repeatedly to see him backhand and pistol whip Adam Sandler in INGLORIOUS BASTARDS... I just hope that's in there somewhere!