Tarantino Will Eventually Make an Inglourious Basterds Prequel
As this year comes to close and everyone starts putting together their best of the year lists, I’m expecting Inglourious Basterds to show up on quite a few of them. We’ve heard plenty from Quentin Tarantino before about prequels and sequels to the WWII movie, but we also know it’s not going to be his next project. That said, he still wants to one day make that prequel. NY Mag’s Vulture recently caught up with Tarantino in New York. And they say that he’s got 40 pages of the prequel written but “he’s not giving up on the idea or the script, especially if the original film does well at the awards shows.” Read on for more from Tarantino.
But he’s got another project, which he’s keeping under wraps, coming first. It’s going to be “smaller, less epic” in scale than Basterds, and in a “different genre entirely.” He says he thinks he can finish it in a five- to six-month period of intensive writing.
It sounds like this is that long-rumored western he’s been talking about recently. Back in October, Tarantino said he would either direct a western or a gangster movie next. And in November, he also confirmed that it wasn’t going to be Kill Bill Vol. 3 (or whatever it’ll be called) next either. My gut feeling is that Tarantino is doing a western next, and I’m sure we’ll hear about it soon, as this guy loves to talk about his projects. I’d love to see more Inglourious Basterds one day, but Tarantino is smart in holding off on that prequel/sequel for a while. I think it needs to play for a few years before he goes back to that world. What do you think?