WTF Happened to the Unmade Vega Brothers Movie?

If you’re a hardcore Quentin Tarantino fan, you’ll know that Michael Madsen’s sadistic Vic Vega in Reservoir Dogs and John Travolta’s Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction are brothers. Despite both characters dying in their respective films, Quentin Tarantino toyed with the idea of spinning the characters off into a prequel movie for many years. Eventually, Travolta and Madsen likely aged out of the idea, given that they would have had to convincingly play younger than they did in Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. Still, the notion of a Vega Brothers movie is interesting.

In this episode of WTF Happened to this Unmade Movie, which is written by Bryan Wolford, narrated by Bronwyn Kelly-Seigh, edited by Paul Cooper and produced by Taylor James Johnson, we dig into the movie that never was. We try to determine how far along Tarantino got in the process while considering what the film might have been like. Would it have ended with Vincent hooking up with Samuel L. Jackson’s Jules Winnfield and going to work for Marsellus Wallace? Would the more sadistic Vic have ended up at odds with the nicer Vincent? These are interesting questions to ponder, even if a Vega Brothers movie is impossible now unless QT recasts the roles. Given that he’s sworn only to direct one more movie, this project ever happening seems highly improbable, but it’s fun to think about.

Did we miss out by not having a Vega Brothers movie? Let us know in the comments!

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Chris Bumbray began his career with JoBlo as the resident film critic (and James Bond expert) way back in 2007, and he has stuck around ever since, being named editor-in-chief in 2021. A voting member of the CCA and a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, you can also catch Chris discussing pop culture regularly on CTV News Channel.