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Quentin Tarantino gives some information on his potential Inglourious Basterds spin-off, Killer Crow

Dec. 27, 2012by: Alex Maidy

Between INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and DJANGO UNCHAINED, Quentin Tarantino has explored two very unique moments in American history. He has toyed with turning the films into a loose trilogy that is now sounding like it may not be connected only thematically.

Speaking with Henry Louis Gates Jr, the renowned Harvard professor and sometimes actor (see THE MATRIX RELOADED), Tarantino mentioned his idea for continuing INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS: "There's something about this that would suggest a trilogy. My original idea for INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS way back when was that this [would be] a huge story that included the [smaller] story that you saw in the film, but also followed a bunch of black troops, and they had been f--ked over by the American military and kind of go apes--t. They basically -- the way Lt. Aldo Raines and the Basterds are having an "Apache resistance" -- [the] black troops go on an Apache warpath and kill a bunch of white soldiers and white officers on a military base and are just making a warpath to Switzerland... I was going to do it as a miniseries, and that was going to be one of the big storylines. When I decided to try to turn it into a movie, that was a section I had to take out to help tame my material. I have most of that written. It's ready to go; I just have to write the second half of it... That would be the third of the trilogy. It would be [connected to] INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, too, because Inglourious Basterds are in it, but it is about the soldiers. It would be called KILLER CROW or something like that."

I love this idea but Quentin Tarantino is a lot like Guillermo Del Toro in that he comes up with ideas that remain just that and never make it to the big screen. KILLER CROW sounds like it could be what George Lucas wanted to create with RED TAILS, albeit more violent and better written.

Tarantino seems more likely to visit an original concept for his next film rather than going back to a genre he has already tackled. With his self-proclaimed retirement on the horizon, this could just be his way of sharing with the world what he was thinking of doing, but saying that it is mostly written does seem to say we could see KILLER CROW actually come to a theater soon.

Extra Tidbit: Would you be up for more Brad Pitt and Eli Roth shenanigans?
Source: IndieWire

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4:54PM on 12/27/2012
Personally, I think Django ended the revenge trilogy (first with Kill Bill) but is a 2nd in the "Period" trilogy (first with Basterds.) Personally, I don't really like this Killer Crow idea. Black soldiers killing white people? With Django, there is a clear motivation with a backdrop that fits the period and the reasoning for Unchained's story. This just seems excessive. If anyone had an issue with the whole "kill whitey" thing, this would only worsen it. Sounds redundant and immature
Personally, I think Django ended the revenge trilogy (first with Kill Bill) but is a 2nd in the "Period" trilogy (first with Basterds.) Personally, I don't really like this Killer Crow idea. Black soldiers killing white people? With Django, there is a clear motivation with a backdrop that fits the period and the reasoning for Unchained's story. This just seems excessive. If anyone had an issue with the whole "kill whitey" thing, this would only worsen it. Sounds redundant and immature even for QT's standards. We got it. Whites treated Blacks badly. Let's move on. Or at least move on with a better premise.
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4:12PM on 12/27/2012
Killer Crow sounds like the kind of thing he'd never get to. It is also not nearly as intriguing as Inglourious Basterds or Django Unchained sounded when he first talked about them. There have been hints he wanted to do a trilogy of genre revenge flicks, but I was hoping each would be a different genre: War, western, and than something new. 20s/30s gangster flick. 50s noir maybe. Sword and Sandal possibly. Idunno
Killer Crow sounds like the kind of thing he'd never get to. It is also not nearly as intriguing as Inglourious Basterds or Django Unchained sounded when he first talked about them. There have been hints he wanted to do a trilogy of genre revenge flicks, but I was hoping each would be a different genre: War, western, and than something new. 20s/30s gangster flick. 50s noir maybe. Sword and Sandal possibly. Idunno
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6:27PM on 12/27/2012
Ehhh. Sounds intriguing but I still want him to do something else. Maybe he could just devop & produce.

And leave Eli Roth the hell away from either end of the cameras.
Ehhh. Sounds intriguing but I still want him to do something else. Maybe he could just devop & produce.

And leave Eli Roth the hell away from either end of the cameras.
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11:15PM on 12/27/2012

At this point I'd be down for any film QT wants to make.

I do hope if this happens that it won't feel like treading the same ground as Inglourious Basterds though.
I do hope if this happens that it won't feel like treading the same ground as Inglourious Basterds though.
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7:21PM on 12/27/2012
Honestly at this point Tarantino could film anything he want's and it's guaranteed to be good. Django Unchained was a masterpiece
Honestly at this point Tarantino could film anything he want's and it's guaranteed to be good. Django Unchained was a masterpiece
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9:23PM on 12/27/2012

Sounds like a party to me!

Killer Crow sounds awesome and I truly want to see the Basterds again causing more mayhem!
Killer Crow sounds awesome and I truly want to see the Basterds again causing more mayhem!
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7:37AM on 12/29/2012

My guess, it won't happen

just like majority of the projects he talks up when someone puts the mic on him. I think it sounds a bit goofy, would rather see him do another time period and better subject.
just like majority of the projects he talks up when someone puts the mic on him. I think it sounds a bit goofy, would rather see him do another time period and better subject.
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3:45AM on 12/28/2012

Agree with cerealkiller182.he said he would do a swashbuckler epic

Well..this war,nazis,southern things must have gone deep into his head while being obsessed with these films.he was obsessed with martial arts,asian films during kill bill.QT talks abt lot of film ideas that he toy with,but only a few see the light of the day.list of abandoned tarantino films [link]
Well..this war,nazis,southern things must have gone deep into his head while being obsessed with these films.he was obsessed with martial arts,asian films during kill bill.QT talks abt lot of film ideas that he toy with,but only a few see the light of the day.list of abandoned tarantino films [link]
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7:37PM on 12/27/2012
Have to agree with Citizen Carl below, Killer Crow is abit immature. Sure Django is excessive and a tad overly long but overall it works within the context of history within the Tarantino film verse. But to connect and overlap three movies would create some worm hole, that would just blow the top off of his entire filmography. To continue with this "revenge" tirade, he'd be placing himself into this proverbial directors box he's been so vocal of recent to avoid.
Have to agree with Citizen Carl below, Killer Crow is abit immature. Sure Django is excessive and a tad overly long but overall it works within the context of history within the Tarantino film verse. But to connect and overlap three movies would create some worm hole, that would just blow the top off of his entire filmography. To continue with this "revenge" tirade, he'd be placing himself into this proverbial directors box he's been so vocal of recent to avoid.
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1:18AM on 12/28/2012
Honestly, the way he talks about it, I'm not so enthused. Django made sense because of the context and the terrible way that slavery is presented. But the way Tarantino talks about, he just wants to film more black folk killing white folk. I'd honestly like to see Tarantino to something else if he's going to do any other films. I don't mind revenge flicks by Tarantino. In fact, I've loved all of his films except Jackie Brown. But I really want to see Tarantino tackle something else now. I'd
Honestly, the way he talks about it, I'm not so enthused. Django made sense because of the context and the terrible way that slavery is presented. But the way Tarantino talks about, he just wants to film more black folk killing white folk. I'd honestly like to see Tarantino to something else if he's going to do any other films. I don't mind revenge flicks by Tarantino. In fact, I've loved all of his films except Jackie Brown. But I really want to see Tarantino tackle something else now. I'd love to see another kung fu flick, something akin to Man With The Iron Fists, but done by Tarantino.
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