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Will Tarantino's Next Project Be A WWII Film Following Vengeful Black Troops Who Go 'Apesh*t'?

by Sergio
December 27, 2012 7:47 PM
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Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino

Yes folks. It's definitely Quentin Tarantino week here on S & A, but then again, who else has the most talked about and discusssed film at the moment? 

But if you think Django Unchained is controversial, then you ain't seen nothing yet.

In an interview with The Root, Tarantino talks about what may possibly be his next film project, dealing with black troops in France during World War II in 1944, after the D-Day invasion.

He called it Killing Crow, saying that it was to be part of a trilogy that would've included Inglorious Basterds.

In the interview when questioned about the project he said:

"I don't know exactly when I'm going to do it, but 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 fucked over by the American military and kind of go apeshit. They basically -- the way Lt. Aldo Raines (Brad Pitt) 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."

He goes on to say that: 

"That would be the third of the trilogy. It would be connected to Inglorious Basterds too because Inglorious Basterds are in it, but is about the soldiers. It would be called "Killer Crow" or something like that."

According to Tarantino he has most of the script written already.

I can't help myself to ask, what Spike Lee would say about this...

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  • audiodramatist | January 3, 2013 2:58 AMReply

    You have just got to realize the Q-man is just messin' wit folks...
    If everybody can just (as Samuel L. would say:) "...calm the fu"
    It is quite simple...Think of the whole Spike / Q-man dance as an MC battle. Spike has quantity and much quality. The Q-man has quality and popularity (+), he's a Hollywood insider. Since Spike is not really cloaked with the Hip Hop sensibility, and the Q-man is... Spike has Jazz as his anchor.
    Well, you see where this is going.
    My question is (paraphrasing King:) "Can('t) we all just get along?"

    Since the film doesn't get to South Africa for another couple of weeks (available on audience DVD now), and i want to see it on the big screen; i'll have to wait awhile before jumping into the cinema part of this bla-bla-bla Fest.

  • Jango | December 31, 2012 7:05 PMReply

    Huge Tarantino fan, but Django Unchained was kind of meh to be completely honest. Sure it has some excellent humour, entertaining scenario's and great performances, but it is also a tired theme that he has returned to for his last 4 pictures (revenge). The film is also 30 minutes longer than it needs to be. The criticism is warranted as it is not an authentic portrayal of the era, nor should it be. But if that is the case then the n-word and intense brutality against the slaves in a few scenes is also out of place in this film. The way the scenes are used are to shock and purposely provoke the audience and not to add any insight or emotion. In other words you could completely cut the shocking scenes of women being graphically whipped or dogs ripping a man apart and instead imply it and the story would lose absolutely nothing. All in all an entertaining romp, but no where near as clever or brilliant as some people are suggesting. For that re-watch Reservoir Dogs.

  • turk504 | December 31, 2012 7:53 AMReply

    Omg..yall trippin i do understand yall feelings..but django is a really good movie i seen it twice...give credit wen its do...u guys have to see it and i promise youll have a diff opinion bou the movie...

  • Jani | December 28, 2012 8:30 AMReply

    According Quentin Tarantino: ‘Roots’ Was Inauthentic.......

    “When you look at Roots, nothing about it rings true in the storytelling, and none of the performances ring true for me either,” said Tarantino. “I didn’t see it when it first came on, but when I did I couldn’t get over how oversimplified they made everything about that time. It didn’t move me because it claimed to be something it wasn’t.”

    But slavery as a spaghetti western is authentic? You have BEEN played.

  • Aaron | December 28, 2012 8:18 AMReply

    This is Quentin Tarantino and you know how he writes his movies. The N-word will once again be flying around and black folk will still put their money in his hand to hear that. At the Django showing every time the N-word was blurted out the white people were laughing even when it was not even funny. Stop supporting the White supremacist power structure who blatantly disrespects you and are now replacing you by putting white actors in black makeup.

  • Donella | December 29, 2012 5:41 PM

    Would be nice if Tarantino got a new idea instead of SHIFT+F2+Revenge+N-bombs+Random Trivia.

  • Jani | December 28, 2012 8:16 AMReply

    In an interview with The Daily Beast, Tarantino said that when he watched “Roots” he felt that it was an inauthentic, watered down version of slavery in the U.S.
    Q is making a FOOL out if some of you. He can slam roots, but Spike can't say anything? SMH. I see a lot more Stephens than Djangos on shadow act.

    Forever was Roots or was not , it tried to give enslaved African life and love,humanity

  • Greg | December 30, 2012 5:59 AM

    The Black folks who slammed Spike while jumping to QT's defense are direct descendants of the slaves that would snitch on the other slaves that were planning to revolt or escape.

  • Helluva | December 28, 2012 5:33 PM

    Yeah, I can't understand someone who calls themselves a black filmmaker or even black film fan who has as much hate for Spike as some of these folks seem to. I just don't get it. Haven't seen "Django" and probably won't until someone gets me a bootleg copy, so I will refrain from speaking on it, but I'll be damn if some of y'all ain't slurping QT a little too STRONG. Is it that good to you?

  • pheadx | December 28, 2012 5:58 AMReply

    Just transfer the idea to pre-Independence India, let them fight against the British and include musical numbers. Doing a second Inglorious Basterds sounds a bit boring....

  • Chris | December 28, 2012 2:29 AMReply

    If its half as good as Django then I can not wait. It will be 20 times better then Red Tail and that Piss poor Miracle At st Anna.

  • truth | December 28, 2012 2:13 AMReply

    "Black Soldiers that go apeshit?" What an interesting choice of words coming from him...

  • Agent K | December 28, 2012 12:35 AMReply

    Well it's Quentin Tarantino. Negroes will eat this shit up regardless.

  • bondgirl | December 27, 2012 11:36 PMReply

    This sounds eerily similar to words echoed by George Lucas during promotion of Red Tails. Don't worry black people, if you support my movie we can get the third installment of my so-called script greenlit. Is that the new marketing gimmick used for colored folks? Tease us with other films down the pike, whilst tryna get us to see the current one? Hmm...

  • Curtis20 | December 27, 2012 11:16 PMReply

    Spike Lee can't say shit after that awful mess called Miracle at St Anna. Django is turning into a boxoffice hit so this film will be greenlit befour the end of the year.

  • Troy | December 27, 2012 9:47 PMReply

    I enjoy watching white people get killed doesn't sound that stupid could be realistic. Plantations don't have revolts like that cause most women and most men aren't soldiers. So trained killers going on a rampage make since especially if their commanding officer is killed because of bad intel or orders from the top.

  • GoodBadEgg | December 27, 2012 8:29 PMReply

    Who gives a fuck what Spike Lee has to say about any of this?

  • sergio | December 27, 2012 8:41 PM

    There was a TNT cable movie called Buffalo Soldiers made during the late 1990's with Danny Glover. I know it's available on DVD. It might be on Netflix

  • GoodBadEgg | December 27, 2012 8:31 PM

    All that said, I would like to see a film based on the Buffalo Soldiers.

  • GoodBadEgg | December 27, 2012 8:30 PM

    Let him go make a movie about Black soldiers in WWII....wait.

  • kid video | December 27, 2012 8:28 PMReply

    It would be interesting if Black Crows was released around the same time as Oldboy...but if QT is able to make that WWII film a success, it would be due to his style and approach than Spike being a bad director.

  • MoMo | December 30, 2012 2:18 PM

    Spike's films lack in story. They tend to be one-sided, heavy-handed and tedious. But lets not get it twisted. Spike Lee is a great director and in terms of pure mechanics and cinematography, I think he has QT beat. Where QT excels is his ability to create nostalgic moments in film that are very cinematic and tend to use pop culture references. Also, he is a writer/director and he knows how to tell a great story! Spike Lee... not so much. But give the man a great script and he can do something great with it! Trust me! Inside Man was great and Spike got offers out the ass to do gangster pics/heist films. What I think needs to happen is Spike needs a great writer! Look at Scorsese... he had shitty writers for Shutter Island and Hugo and both those films sucked despite his obvious director genius!

  • kid video | December 27, 2012 8:30 PM

    I meant Killer Crow

  • Derrick | December 27, 2012 8:26 PMReply

    This idea sounds so damn stupid. I mean really....

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