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Inglorious seeks home

07.08.2008
After talking about it for close to a decade, Quentin Tarantino is finally getting into gear on his WWII "guys on a mission" movie INGLORIOUS BASTARDS. He recently put the finishing touches on the script, which is now... out to studios?

Yep, Deadline Hollywood says that QT's screenplay is now making the rounds at the Hollywood majors in search of financing. Longtime Tarantino cohorts Harvey Weinstein and Lawrence Bender will reportedly still produce, but the budget will be coming from a studio -- Universal, Sony, WB and Paramount are currently peering down the barrel of QT's M1 Garand to see if they want to pull the trigger.

This poses an interesting situation: how would a studio other than Weinstein feel about putting vast stacks of cash behind Tarantino, who tends to have less focus than the waiting list for LASIK? Well, an A-list star or two getting involved would indeed make the project more palatable -- like, say... Brad Pitt, who is already rumored to be in talks.

That said, we probably shouldn't expect a three-and-a-half hour epic (split in two or otherwise) with 20-minute scenes where the soldiers endlessly discuss the song on the radio or who's responsible for getting cigarettes. More info/rumors as we get it, but feel free to speculate.

UPDATE: Variety tells us why the Weinstein Co. might not be bankrolling BASTARDS (or NINE) themselves.
Extra Tidbit: Those expecting the original 1978 INGLORIOUS BASTARDS to be some kind of fantastic hidden gem may want to prepare for disappointment.
Source: Nikki Finke

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11:10AM on 07/09/2008
Executive Producer credit can mean a number of different things -- they secured financing themselves, they put together the parties (creative and finance/studio) or they just included their name for "value". In general, the term "producer" (executive, co-, associate, assistant) can mean a thousand different things. (Except line producers, who all basically have the same task of managing an active production.)
Executive Producer credit can mean a number of different things -- they secured financing themselves, they put together the parties (creative and finance/studio) or they just included their name for "value". In general, the term "producer" (executive, co-, associate, assistant) can mean a thousand different things. (Except line producers, who all basically have the same task of managing an active production.)
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10:47AM on 07/09/2008
I mean for instance, on Kevin Smith movies, they are always the one who finance his movies, and they are always listed as Executive producers... Its that way with QT's movies too, like Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown.
I mean for instance, on Kevin Smith movies, they are always the one who finance his movies, and they are always listed as Executive producers... Its that way with QT's movies too, like Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown.
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10:50AM on 07/09/2008
HoyleHaw, I didn't mean Weinstein Co and Miramax are the same. I know Miramax doesn't exist anymore. When I said "Weinstein Co have always done QT's films(well Miramax, same thing)" I meant that Miramax always did his films (Harvey and Bob) and their new studio The Weinstein CO hasnt handled a QT only film yet. Dave Davis, Isn't true though that the Weinstein's usually finance and Executive produce his movies? Huh. I always thought the executive producers were the ones that financed. Thats not
HoyleHaw, I didn't mean Weinstein Co and Miramax are the same. I know Miramax doesn't exist anymore. When I said "Weinstein Co have always done QT's films(well Miramax, same thing)" I meant that Miramax always did his films (Harvey and Bob) and their new studio The Weinstein CO hasnt handled a QT only film yet. Dave Davis, Isn't true though that the Weinstein's usually finance and Executive produce his movies? Huh. I always thought the executive producers were the ones that financed. Thats not right?
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5:23AM on 07/09/2008
the bigger the better, I don't think QT will sign any deal that would restrict him (PG 13, etc), so no matter what big studio will cooperate with the Weinsteins internationally, it's all about getting the most out of this project.... and now that they're talking to Brad Pitt... starpower rocks
the bigger the better, I don't think QT will sign any deal that would restrict him (PG 13, etc), so no matter what big studio will cooperate with the Weinsteins internationally, it's all about getting the most out of this project.... and now that they're talking to Brad Pitt... starpower rocks
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4:24AM on 07/09/2008
Well I said supposedly going to the majors so its not like it is gonna happen.
Well I said supposedly going to the majors so its not like it is gonna happen.
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2:31AM on 07/09/2008

PG-13? Not a chance in hell!

Uh, guys, QT may be unfocused and lazy, but he's not dumb. He won't be going to a studio that forces him to do a PG13 film. And likewise the studios aren't looking for a PG13 WORLD WAR 2 film from TARANTINO. It just makes no sense. At all.
Uh, guys, QT may be unfocused and lazy, but he's not dumb. He won't be going to a studio that forces him to do a PG13 film. And likewise the studios aren't looking for a PG13 WORLD WAR 2 film from TARANTINO. It just makes no sense. At all.
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2:19AM on 07/09/2008
Well we thought we would never see a no f-word having die hard but we did.
Well we thought we would never see a no f-word having die hard but we did.
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2:16AM on 07/09/2008
I wouldn't put it past them to give this thing a PG-13 rating. Which would really suck...a lot.
I wouldn't put it past them to give this thing a PG-13 rating. Which would really suck...a lot.
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2:05AM on 07/09/2008

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A movie titled "Inglorious Bastards" rated PG-13? I think not.
A movie titled "Inglorious Bastards" rated PG-13? I think not.
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11:52PM on 07/08/2008
If its supposedly going to the majors get ready for his first pg-13 rating.
If its supposedly going to the majors get ready for his first pg-13 rating.
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10:35PM on 07/08/2008

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Financing and producing (executive or otherwise) are completely different things.
Financing and producing (executive or otherwise) are completely different things.
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10:34PM on 07/08/2008

Weinstein and Miramax same?

They split. Disney owns Miramax. Weisteins own Dimension. WB did Tony Scott-directed "True Romance" though that was an utter disaster at the box-office. Which is all that really matters here. Can QT bring the crowd? Does he still have what it takes? We'll find out.
They split. Disney owns Miramax. Weisteins own Dimension. WB did Tony Scott-directed "True Romance" though that was an utter disaster at the box-office. Which is all that really matters here. Can QT bring the crowd? Does he still have what it takes? We'll find out.
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10:30PM on 07/08/2008
In that case I sure hope they dont water QT down.
In that case I sure hope they dont water QT down.
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10:26PM on 07/08/2008
I figured The Weinstein Co. would be executive producing this. Is that not the case?? Why do they need another studio when Weinstein Co (well Miramax, but same thing) have always financed Q.T.'s films. Anyways, just look at how much money his films (besides Grindhouse) rake in at the theater. Then look at all the money they rake in on DVD. I think they'll be fighting over this, not running from it. That's just me though.
I figured The Weinstein Co. would be executive producing this. Is that not the case?? Why do they need another studio when Weinstein Co (well Miramax, but same thing) have always financed Q.T.'s films. Anyways, just look at how much money his films (besides Grindhouse) rake in at the theater. Then look at all the money they rake in on DVD. I think they'll be fighting over this, not running from it. That's just me though.
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