I come to you as a pitiful apostate who has refound his religion. After Death Proof I thought the Quentin Tarantino phenomenon had ended, had sputtered out, had reached its obvious conclusion, which was being sucked directly up its own ass. But I shouldn’t have let my faith waver, for QT still had Inglorious Basterds up his sleeve. So now I am here as a reconvert, with all of the zeal and missionary glee that entails. Which means TarantinoWatch will not be a snotty collection of snide looks at a million projects with which Tarantino will flirt and then abandon but rather a hopeful collection of excited looks at a million projects with which Tarantino will flirt and then abandon (hey, I’m reborn but still practical).
The latest possible project is ‘a Southern.’ At least that’s what QT would call it. Talking at the Oscar nominee luncheon, Tarantino said:
“I’d like to do a Western. But rather than set it in Texas, have it in slavery times. With that subject that everybody is afraid to deal with. Let’s shine that light on ourselves. You could do a ponderous history lesson of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. Or, you could make a movie that would be exciting. Do it as an adventure. A spaghetti Western that takes place during that time. And I would call it ‘A Southern.'”
Amistad with balls? I’m in. I’ll add it to the pile of possible QT projects.
via NY Daily News