Future Tarantino: Where it's never gonna happen, but we hope that it does(n't).

Started by jtm, January 20, 2003, 09:54:48 PM

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he needs to lay off the drinking/smoking/talking whatever it is that's making him sound like a cross between Rip Taylor, Casey Kasem, and Harvey Fierstein
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Weinsteins investing in Asian films
Source: Hollywood Reporter

Setting their sights on Asia, Bob and Harvey Weinstein are setting up a $285 million fund, with the help of Goldman Sachs, to invest in movies with Asian themes and elements.

The fund, first reported Thursday by Bloomberg News, will be used to finance the production, acquisition and marketing of about 31 Asian films to be distributed by the Weinstein Co. over six years. The offering summary said the target is 21 theatrically released films and 10 direct-to-video titles.

With Goldman Sachs serving as the private placement agent, the fund is to be capitalized with $200 million of senior debt, $45 million of mezzanine debt and $40 million of equity, including a $15 million contribution from the Weinstein Co. and $25 million from third-party investors.

The movies will have strong Asian themes, use Asian talent, will be produced or filmed in Asia or will have major story lines that take place in Asia.

Titles that the fund is expected to handle include Wong Kar Wai's "My Blueberry Nights," the opening-night film at the Festival de Cannes, and a remake of the Hong Kong martial arts movie "Come Drink With Me," directed by Quentin Tarantino.

Goldman Sachs also played a role in raising the $490 million in equity and $500 million in debt that the Weinsteins used to establish their company in 2005.
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.


Tarantino wraps scenes in Miike's Sukiyaki Western
Source: Screen Daily

Quentin Tarantino has completed his scenes in Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western: Django.

The rest of the film had already been completed, with scenes between Tarantino and actress Kaori Momoi remaining to be shot until 7am yesterday (June 11).

At a press conference attended by 600 members of the media yesterday evening, seven minutes of footage from the film was shown with the entire cast on hand to answer questions and speak about the difficulties of shooting the entire film in English.

"I'm good at English!" joked Tarantino. Commenting on filming, Tarantino explained: "Just as my film sets aren't your typical Hollywood set, Miike's aren't your typical Japanese film set."

Though referencing the Genji-Heike clan wars from Japanese history, Sukiyaki Western: Django is being billed as Japan 's first true western. The title pays homage to the spaghetti western (or "macaroni western" as they're referred to in Japan) character Franco Nero made famous in the 1960s.

The film stars Hideaki Ito (the Umizaru films), Koichi Sato (Suite Dreams), Kaori Momoi (Love And Honor, Memoirs Of A Geisha), Yusuke Iseya (Tekkon Kinkreet, Casshern) and Masanobu Ando (Nightmare Detective, Big Bang Love)

Shot in Yamagata Prefecture, the $6.5m (Y800m) production is the prolific helmer's most expensive to date. The production consortium includes Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ), Sedic International, Geneon Entertainment, Dentsu, TV Asahi and Shogakukan.

SPEJ releases Sukiyaki Western: Django this September through Shochiku cinemas. Japan 's Broadmedia releases Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez' Grindhouse in early fall.
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Quentin Tarantino's Porno Movie?
Source: /Film

Quentin Tarantino has taken on the Martial Arts Revenge, Blaxploitation and Grindhouse genres, and he now wants to make a call back to the 1970's European nudie films. Tarantino told the Daily Telegraph that he wants to make:

"... a cool sex movie that would take place in Stockholm, with a couple of Americans visiting a couple of Swedish friends... just going out drinking, having a good time, hooking up. If I actually do an erotic movie, I'm going to have to reveal what I find sexy, what turns me on... It's got to be kind of kinky, because that's what's cinematic, that's what's fun. Everything else is just - shagging."

Oh jeeez. We already know that Tarantino has a foot fetish. I'm pretty sure I don't want to know about Tarantino's kinks and what he "finds sexy." Please Quentin, don't make a sex movie! Fear not, this all seems like meaningless talk. And even if it wasn't, Tarantino has talked about a bunch of projects that he has never followed through with (his WWII-movie: Inglorious Bastards, for example). And while we're on the subject, why can't Tarantino just make another Tarantino movie again? I'd give 2 Kill Bills and 1 Grindhouse for one more Reservoir Dogs or Pulp Fiction.
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.

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Oh man, I can't stop laughing. I hope he does make it just because it will show how narrow his interests have become. I mean, come on, he's relating his kinky interests to being cinematic. He's insane.

I say there is a decent chance he will make it because he does go to Sweden and other countries up there a lot to just party. The film will be easy for him to write and easy to get greenlit.


Ten Directors Who Could Make an Even Unsexier Sex Movie Than Quentin Tarantino
Source: NYmag.com

In "Page Six" today, Quentin Tarantino says he'd like to make "a cool sex movie that would take place in Stockholm, with a couple of Americans visiting a couple of Swedish friends ... just going out drinking, having a good time, hooking up." Obviously said film would be completely disgusting, but it could actually be worse, believe it or not. We thought about it all morning and came up with a list of directors that could, if commanded, make an even unsexier movie about sex.

10. Oliver Stone
"It would take place in Vietnam, with a couple of American GIs visiting their friends . . . just going out drinking, committing atrocities, hooking up."

9. Larry David
"It would take place in Los Angeles. It would be me, visiting my wife. We would not have sex."

8. Paul Greengrass
"It would take place in London, Vienna, Prague, Bangkok, Sydney, and New York, with an international spy searching for the truth of his existence. In between waterboardings, he hooks up with his CIA handler."

7. Noah Baumbach
"It would take place in Brooklyn, with a couple visiting another couple at their apartment. They would argue, and the husband (Jeff Daniels) would sleep with his best friend's wife (Jennifer Jason Leigh). They would feel horrible about it."

6. M. Night Shyamalan
"It would take place in Philadelphia, with a guy having sex with a bunch of women, but in the end, you would find out that the main character has been hallucinating it all, and actually he's just been masturbating."

5. Wes Anderson
"It would take place in an impeccably designed Parisian apartment on the Île de la Cité, with three brothers visiting their estranged architect father. What is this sex of which you speak?"

4. Woody Allen
"It would take place in New York, with a guy reliving the women he's loved over his life, in homage to Fellini's 8 1/2. I would play the man and would have sweaty sex with Scarlett Johansson, Beyoncé Knowles, Lauren Conrad, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and Emily Blunt."

3. Paul Haggis
"It would take place in Los Angeles, with a white cop visiting the home of the black woman whose son he accidentally killed. Forced to confront his own racism, he insults her with a slur, collapses weeping into her arms, then tenderly kisses her brow."

2. Mel Gibson
"It would take place in ancient Egypt, be performed completely in hieroglyphics, and consist of 117 minutes of a slave being beaten to death."

1. Stanley Kubrick
"It would take place in New York, star Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, and be called Eyes Wide Shut."
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Some were funny and some were not, but the last one made the whole thing work beautifully. Very funny.


Nah, that wasn't funny at all. Not even the introduction. I mean, what the hell is this: "Obviously said film would be completely disgusting". I don't even think this qualifies as criticism. It's just plain arrogance actually.

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i think tarantino would make a lesser "disgusting" sex film then uh fuckin m. night shalalaladingdong or gibson. but. oliver stone? it would be horific but not unsexy... i guess you can say the same for eyes wide shut?
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Will Quentin Tarantino Tackle A (Spaghetti) Western Next?
Source: ThePlaylist

So much for all that "Inglourious Basterds," prequel/sequel talk which you kind of knew wasn't going to happen regardless.

What's next for director Quentin Tarantino? Well, the guy is certainly a genre-hopper. "Well I still want to do a Western, I haven't done a Western yet. I keep flirting about with it, but I haven't done it yet," Tarantino said to Empire on the red carpet promoting "Inglourious Basterds," that premiered in the U.K. this week.

This makes total sense, really, Tarantino has basically made an homage to all his favorite kinds of films thoughtout his career: a kung-fu movie (the "Kill Bill" films), a blaxploitation flick ("Jackie Brown"), a a grindhouse B-movie/slasher film ("Death Proof"), a crime gangster picture and one with the strands of the French New Wave ("Resevoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction") and a war adventure-epic ("Basterds").

Though there are shades of a Spaghetti Western in "Kill Bill 2," and "Inglourious Basterds," he's never really shot a a full-on Italiano-like guns n' grit movie and lord knows Tarantino loves him some Ennio Morricone, Sergio Leone, Sergio Corbucci, etc. etc., the list goes on, the man is a spaghetti Western encylopedia (like he is about many genres).

Now he also loves John Wayne films too and he didn't say qualify his Western quote with "spaghetti," but if we were betting people, which we are, we'd put our money down that there would be many shade of the Italy-set sub-genre.

It seems that Empire asked Tarantino about alleged projects like a remake of "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" and another remake of the martial-arts flick "Come Drink With Me," but Tarantino response seems to suggest he doesn't even have a basic idea or concept for the Western yet. It's just something he'd love to try. "Well I won't be able to do anything in ten months from now, because I don't even know what the next movie's gonna be."

So a Western next? More 'Inglourious' films? Tarantino works at his own pace without rushing things. We bet you won't hear anything concrete for a while other than hopes and ideas and we're not convinced 'Basterds' is going to do well enough at the box-office to beget sequels or prequels. Time will tell, but obviously August 21 is not looking entirely hopeful as of today.
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.


Tarantino Wants To Adapt Len Deighton, Work With Simon Pegg, Kate Winslett and Michael Caine
Source: Slashfilm

The Inglourious Basterds publicity continues apace with Quentin Tarantino now speaking to members of the UK press. With a sweet appreciation of Brit cinema culture, Tarantino decided to tell us which actors of ours he likes, and just what UK-set film project he'd like to tackle.

Here are the key quotes from Yahoo's coverage:

    I am a huge fan of Simon Pegg, so I would definitely love to work with him. I also think Kate Winslet is one of the best actresses that ever lived, so I would be honoured to work with her. I am also a huge admirer of Anthony Hopkins. I would also love to work with Michael Caine. I can see them appearing in my movies, it just has to be right.

    I love England. It would be a wonderful life experience to have an excuse to work here for six or nine months. One of the things I am musing about doing is the trilogy of Len Deighton books, Berlin Game, Mexico Set and London Match. The story takes place in the Cold War and follows a spy name Bernard Samson. What is attractive is the really great characters and the wonderful opportunities of British and German casting.

Opportunities also presented in Basterds, of course. Christoph Waltz has proven to be the big revelation here though the cast is full of wonderful players.

We all know that Tarantino muses a huge heap of projects, possibly even a new one every day. Taking on Deighton, however, would give him a crack at the Bond that he was previously denied. I can see it happening one day. Just like Inglourious Basterds seemed to be a forever ellusive vaporflick for over a decade before finally coalescing in relatively snappy fashion, I'm sure some of his other conjectures will one day come to pass.

Perhaps my favourite as-yet unproduced Tarantino projects would be the remake of Come Drink With Me and his horror film featuring a vengeful ghost from the slave plantations, particularly the latter. Indeed, any Tarantino-powered horror film would grab my attention right away.

Ian Holm played Bernard Samson in the TV adaptation of the Game, Set and Match series. Shame to see him left out of Tarantino's love list... but then, he could have gone on for hours, I'm sure. Who else do you think he should have included?
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.


Next Tarantino Movie An Homage To Beloved Tarantino Movies Of Director's Youth
Source: The Onion

MADRID—While attending a European press junket Monday for his film Inglourious Basterds, director Quentin Tarantino announced that his next project, Jack Rabbit Slim, will go into production this fall, and will be an homage to his favorite director and screenwriter of all time: Quentin Tarantino.
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"I've been a Tarantino fan for as long as I can remember," said Tarantino, who repeatedly referred to his hero as "The Master." "Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown—those movies were basically my film school. I mean, the ability to take a genre or a subgenre, embrace it to its core, and then blow it up and make it your own is something that has to be admired."

"We're talking about the quintessential writer-director of our time," Tarantino added.

A self-described "Tarantino geek," Tarantino said Jack Rabbit Slim was conceived as a tribute to his idol, and is deeply influenced by Tarantino's blaxsploitation movies of the late 1990s, Tarantino's classic multi-volume kung fu pictures, and the grindhouse films of the late 2000s that Tarantino made famous.

Tarantino has already cast the once-popular actor Eric Roberts to play Slim, in a role director believes will resurrect Roberts' career.

The film will reportedly feature elements and techniques lifted directly from Tarantino's past works, including numerous point-of-view shots from car trunks, and references to Tarantino's favorite cult films, My Best Friend's Birthday and From Dusk Till Dawn.

Stills from four of the films that inspired the director to emulate Tarantino's style.

In one sequence Tarantino called "distinctly Tarantino-esque," Slim delivers an unexpectedly poetic monologue on cheeseburgers while dancing to an Ennio Morricone instrumental with a drug-addled Uma Thurman. And in the film's stunning climax, Slim remembers his training with a martial arts expert in China and then exacts revenge on the film's antagonists: a Nazi colonel, a Hollywood stuntman, and a Los Angeles syndicate of 88 yakuza warriors.

As an homage to Tarantino, Tarantino said he also plans to give the famed director a minor role in the film.

"If nothing else, I hope Jack Rabbit Slim makes moviegoers want to go back and explore the complete filmography of this great, great American artist," Tarantino said. "I really can't think of another living director who has made as large a contribution to the evolution of world cinema, and I feel it is my duty as a filmmaker to remind people of that."

Added Tarantino, "God, I love Quentin Tarantino."

The filmmaker, who became more and more excited when talking about the films of Quentin Tarantino, admitted that he has an autographed Reservoir Dogs poster signed by the director hanging in his living room. He also bragged about owning the syringe that John Travolta used to give Uma Thurman an adrenaline shot in Pulp Fiction.

"The actual one," Tarantino stressed.

Tarantino went on to say he was pleased to see that, almost 20 years into his career, director Quentin Tarantino was still going strong with his latest film, Inglourious Basterds, which Tarantino felt was one of the legendary filmmaker's "very best."

"If Jack Rabbit Slim is even a third as good as Basterds, I might just make a movie so good that Tarantino himself will give it a standing ovation," Tarantino said. "You know what, I bet he will."
Christopher Nolan's directive was clear to everyone in the cast and crew: Use CGI only as a last resort.