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Will Quentin Tarantino direct The Shadow?

08.04.2010

Around here, we take our Quentin Tarantino rumors with a grain of salt. However, sometimes rumors come around with Tarantino's name attached that seem like they would start some good discussion, whether the news is true or not.

That being said, Pajiba.com is presenting the internet with the rumor that Tarantino is going to possibly direct, THE SHADOW. Most of you know that Tarantino always says, "Hey, I'm going to do this..." then we don't hear about it for a few years later when he's like, "Well, maybe in a few more years." The guy always has some idea of what he wants to do, usually a handful of projects, then either chooses one of them eventually or just keeps them on the back burner.

Well, Pajiba's source, The Hollywood Cog is saying that in addition to directing Tarantino would co-write on the script as well. THE SHADOW was just recently passed from Sony to Fox. At first, Sam Raimi was attached to direct then there was talk that it was handed over to David Slade. Slade later denied such events occurred, and now suddenly it's dropped into Tarantino's hands.

Most of you may remember (or may not want to remember) when Alec Baldwin played THE SHADOW back in 1994. Now I'm not one of those people that completely hated the Baldwin version, but I think that now you could really build upon it, especially with someone like Tarantino. Really any movie that combines Alec Baldwin, Peter Boyle, Ian McKellen, Tim Curry, and James Hong is at least worth one viewing.

So for now, this is a really massive rumor. If Tarantino isn't interested or attached, he'll let us know soon enough. What do you guys think?

Extra Tidbit: Who would you cast as The Shadow now? Adrien Brody maybe? Just throwing something out there.
Source: Pajiba

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9:53PM on 08/05/2010

Actually, the 1994 Shadow movie is in my Top 3 Superhero movies!

Also, the BEST superhero score by Jerry Goldsmith.
Also, the BEST superhero score by Jerry Goldsmith.
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10:10AM on 08/05/2010

Awesome!

I think QT could rock this project if he wanted to. That would be freaking Awesome if he decided to do it.
I think QT could rock this project if he wanted to. That would be freaking Awesome if he decided to do it.
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1:48AM on 08/05/2010
I feel he should just focus on kill bill 3 for right now. Also, him and rodriguez definitely need to do another double feature together although Death Proof was way better than Planet Terror in my opinion.
I feel he should just focus on kill bill 3 for right now. Also, him and rodriguez definitely need to do another double feature together although Death Proof was way better than Planet Terror in my opinion.
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4:56AM on 08/05/2010
Agreed, Death Proof was way better than Planet Terror.
Agreed, Death Proof was way better than Planet Terror.
6:41AM on 08/05/2010
disagreed. Planet terror was better than Death Proof.

Just like Liquid Swords is better than Tical.
disagreed. Planet terror was better than Death Proof.

Just like Liquid Swords is better than Tical.
1:46AM on 08/05/2010

Totally perfect fit for an update on the pulp hero genre!

if you are gonna' do white powder off the pants of a co-employee of mine in, 6th st, Austin @the back of the restaurant I worked at: You rock as hard as I could imagine but it also makes me question your whole Eli "Chicken" Broth(I totally made that up)connection. Quentin(like i'm talking one on one right now).., drop him and gooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!
if you are gonna' do white powder off the pants of a co-employee of mine in, 6th st, Austin @the back of the restaurant I worked at: You rock as hard as I could imagine but it also makes me question your whole Eli "Chicken" Broth(I totally made that up)connection. Quentin(like i'm talking one on one right now).., drop him and gooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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1:01AM on 08/05/2010
I love QT, just for the amount of shit he talks. He's like the rapper of the film making world.
I love QT, just for the amount of shit he talks. He's like the rapper of the film making world.
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9:24PM on 08/04/2010
I think it would be awesome if Tarantino directed/co-wrote this. I have enjoyed every movie of his up to date and think he is a great director/writer. I mean, whenever you see his name attached to anything you know it has to be somewhat worthwhile. Would love to see this happen and yes, I agree with the extra tidbit. Adrien Brody would be fantastic casting.
I think it would be awesome if Tarantino directed/co-wrote this. I have enjoyed every movie of his up to date and think he is a great director/writer. I mean, whenever you see his name attached to anything you know it has to be somewhat worthwhile. Would love to see this happen and yes, I agree with the extra tidbit. Adrien Brody would be fantastic casting.
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7:49PM on 08/04/2010
Tarantino definitely won't end up doing this, but regardless of who directs it, Adrian Brody MUST be The Shadow. He was born to play the role. Won't even need any makeup or a false nose when he's under the mask.
Tarantino definitely won't end up doing this, but regardless of who directs it, Adrian Brody MUST be The Shadow. He was born to play the role. Won't even need any makeup or a false nose when he's under the mask.
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1:50AM on 08/05/2010
I have no idea why you have been thumbs downed on your statement aside from the intentional or unintentional Brody slash. Brody would be absolutely perfect, would work well with Tarantino & this material is right up their allies. Why is no one seeing this? Oh wait, nevermind just take a look at the world today. Oh sigh, good suggestion, sincerely, IQuitMrWhite!
I have no idea why you have been thumbs downed on your statement aside from the intentional or unintentional Brody slash. Brody would be absolutely perfect, would work well with Tarantino & this material is right up their allies. Why is no one seeing this? Oh wait, nevermind just take a look at the world today. Oh sigh, good suggestion, sincerely, IQuitMrWhite!
1:44PM on 08/05/2010
I wasn't making fun of Brody! I was legitimately saying he would be perfect for the role. He just looks a lot like the guy in the original Shadow logo from the 40s. Alec Baldwin looked nothing like him, so they had to change his appearance, which is weird.
I wasn't making fun of Brody! I was legitimately saying he would be perfect for the role. He just looks a lot like the guy in the original Shadow logo from the 40s. Alec Baldwin looked nothing like him, so they had to change his appearance, which is weird.
7:14PM on 08/04/2010
I'd be so down for this. Quentin needs to do a pre established genre remake and this seems up his alley with the whole retroness of it. The 1994 The Shadow with Alec Baldwin was a favorite of mine growing up. Can there be an Unpopular Column on that one?
I'd be so down for this. Quentin needs to do a pre established genre remake and this seems up his alley with the whole retroness of it. The 1994 The Shadow with Alec Baldwin was a favorite of mine growing up. Can there be an Unpopular Column on that one?
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7:11PM on 08/04/2010

i don't see it happening...

apart from the fact that Tarantino is always attaching himself to projects and only following through on a few he's previously said that he's not interested in making a super hero film that's not his own. He doesn't want to have to argue with fans, which is understandable.
It's a rumor. a fun one but a rumor nonetheless.
apart from the fact that Tarantino is always attaching himself to projects and only following through on a few he's previously said that he's not interested in making a super hero film that's not his own. He doesn't want to have to argue with fans, which is understandable.
It's a rumor. a fun one but a rumor nonetheless.
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7:10PM on 08/04/2010
Usually News that Tarantino was directing would get me excited but i guess i don't fully believe it.I saw Baldwin's Shadow when it came out but i can't remember shit about it .
Usually News that Tarantino was directing would get me excited but i guess i don't fully believe it.I saw Baldwin's Shadow when it came out but i can't remember shit about it .
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6:47PM on 08/04/2010
Tarantino is a hack. I used to like some of his stuff, but now it is all just painful to watch.

What's funny is that after Nolan came along and showed us what great filmmaking really was, I now look back on previous "greats" like Tarantino, Spielberg, Kubrick, & Hitchcock and see how mediocre they really were. We really haven't had a truly great director (or writer) till Nolan. He raised the bar to a point that no other filmmaker can dare to achieve.
Tarantino is a hack. I used to like some of his stuff, but now it is all just painful to watch.

What's funny is that after Nolan came along and showed us what great filmmaking really was, I now look back on previous "greats" like Tarantino, Spielberg, Kubrick, & Hitchcock and see how mediocre they really were. We really haven't had a truly great director (or writer) till Nolan. He raised the bar to a point that no other filmmaker can dare to achieve.
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7:34PM on 08/04/2010
...Ugh.
...Ugh.
8:42PM on 08/04/2010
Cocaine's a hell of a drug.
Cocaine's a hell of a drug.
8:49PM on 08/04/2010
wow ok. i can understand you not liking tarantino, his movies are alot of dialogue and a little odd at time, but calling the others "mediocre". if it werent for those directors there would be no nolan. yes. nolan is a great director but he has done was 6 movies? inception is his masterpiece to date and the batman reboots were great, the second solely because of ledgers joker. memento while a good script was not groundbreaking an insomnia starred pacino on the back nine of his career and
wow ok. i can understand you not liking tarantino, his movies are alot of dialogue and a little odd at time, but calling the others "mediocre". if it werent for those directors there would be no nolan. yes. nolan is a great director but he has done was 6 movies? inception is his masterpiece to date and the batman reboots were great, the second solely because of ledgers joker. memento while a good script was not groundbreaking an insomnia starred pacino on the back nine of his career and comedian trying to be creepy. however, the bar your saying he raised was set by the directors you are calling "mediocre"
8:55PM on 08/04/2010
Shouldn't you be jerking off to your copy of The Dark Knight?
Shouldn't you be jerking off to your copy of The Dark Knight?
12:03AM on 08/05/2010
Hitchcock was mediocre? You're either joking or just fucking stupid. I'm a big Nolan's fan but there is no way in hell he's rated above Hitchcock, Kubrick, or Speilberg.
Hitchcock was mediocre? You're either joking or just fucking stupid. I'm a big Nolan's fan but there is no way in hell he's rated above Hitchcock, Kubrick, or Speilberg.
1:54AM on 08/05/2010
What you just said is utterly disrespectful. I'm all for voicing one's opinion but how can you expect anyone to take yours seriously after that bullshit you just said. How about you let go of Nolan's dick!
What you just said is utterly disrespectful. I'm all for voicing one's opinion but how can you expect anyone to take yours seriously after that bullshit you just said. How about you let go of Nolan's dick!
6:42AM on 08/05/2010
your movie compass is waaaaay off. in fact, it's buried in your ass.
your movie compass is waaaaay off. in fact, it's buried in your ass.
10:30AM on 08/05/2010
One of the most truly hilarious posts I've seen in a while. You get a thumbs up, just for making me laugh so incredibly hard.
One of the most truly hilarious posts I've seen in a while. You get a thumbs up, just for making me laugh so incredibly hard.
2:09AM on 08/06/2010
The last time I heard this much hyperbole it was coming out of a twihards mouth... I love Nolan's work too but damn dude...
The last time I heard this much hyperbole it was coming out of a twihards mouth... I love Nolan's work too but damn dude...
6:28PM on 08/04/2010

Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown are masterpieces.

I'll watch ANYTHING this man writes and directs. This is cool news if it's true.
I'll watch ANYTHING this man writes and directs. This is cool news if it's true.
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6:24PM on 08/04/2010
I doubt this will happen but l I dig it.
I doubt this will happen but l I dig it.
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6:22PM on 08/04/2010

Only if it's not terrible like all his other movies.

Ya I said it.
Ya I said it.
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5:51PM on 08/04/2010

Only if its more like Basterds and less like KILL BILL!

Could be intresting, could be his own SIN CITY.
Could be intresting, could be his own SIN CITY.
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5:26PM on 08/04/2010

Only if its more like KILL BILL and less like Basterds.

I don't want to watch a superhero movie about people sitting at a table for thirty minutes talking about insanly obscure Bullshit in Swedish or something.
I don't want to watch a superhero movie about people sitting at a table for thirty minutes talking about insanly obscure Bullshit in Swedish or something.
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5:01PM on 08/04/2010
Told in four segments, with shots of women's feet, long stretches of dialogue, and cameos by Harvey Keitel, and Tim Roth.
Told in four segments, with shots of women's feet, long stretches of dialogue, and cameos by Harvey Keitel, and Tim Roth.
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2:13AM on 08/05/2010
Did your sarcasm just get you a plus 9 on the thumb-mometer?
Did your sarcasm just get you a plus 9 on the thumb-mometer?
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