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Quentin Tarantino Remains Uncertain About 'Kill Bill 3'; Says Jonah Hill Isn't Replacing Sacha Baron Cohen In 'Django Unchained'

by The Playlist
July 14, 2012 4:29 PM
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Devotees at San Diego Comic-Con 2012 were in for a rude awakening on Saturday morning. Despite fans camping out at 7 a.m. for an 11:30 a.m. Hall H presentation for Quentin Tarantino's upcoming slavery-drama-cum-revenge-thriller "Django Unchained," the lines for the panel were unprecedented and several thousand fans who thought they were early, were left out of luck.

Playlist correspondent Jeff Otto was one of the select few lucky enough to score a slot inside. During the 'Django' presentation, which just wrapped up in San Diego, Tarantino was asked by fans about the status of the long-gestating "Kill Bill 3." And perhaps not shockingly, Tarantino remained noncomittal about the movie in his response. "I always said I would wait ten years," Tarantino said, the ten-year anniversary of which lands in 2014. " 'Kill Bill 3' is a work in progress," is all he would allow. So file under maybe? The director did not elaborate in his answer.

As for "Django Unchained," Tarantino is well aware he's playing with political fire by being a Caucasian man making a revisionist-like story about slavery, but the filmmaker insists he did his homework. "It's unimaginable to think of the pain and suffering that went on in this country. ['Django'] can't be any more fucked up than it actually was," Tarantino said.

As for Jonah Hill who recently joined the cast? During the presentation it was revealed that Hill would not be replacing Sacha Baron Cohen in the film who had to drop out due to "Hugo" press obligations. Hill -- who was approached for the movie early on -- was originally vying for the role of Scotty Harmony, a young 20-something boy who loses ownership of Django’s (Jamie Foxx) slave wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) to the charming and evil Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). Cohen eventually took the role before exiting the film, but Tarantino said that part in the original screenplay has been scrapped entirely. Instead, Hill will be playing a "Regulator," a pre Klu Klux Klansman who wrangles slaves. "It's one of the funniest things I've ever written," Tarantino said. 

Much more from the "Django Unchained" presentation at Comic-Con later today. 

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  • Bowmaker | August 18, 2013 2:16 PMReply

    I've always, since Resevoir Dogs, thought that Tarantino was somewhat racist. White man with his white power (the gun). The shooting of a 20yr old black woman was discussed in the washroom scene, slayed for no apparent reason, but mentioned to the audience. And that whole thing about The bride slaying countless Asians? Well, the original casting for that role was lucy Liu, but was later changed To Uma Thurman. Why? Speculate away.

  • BigHeavyShoe | July 18, 2012 3:40 AMReply

    It's not "Klu Klux Klan" its "Ku Klux Klan". Its REALLY not that hard to google something.

  • BOWMAKER | August 18, 2013 2:18 PM

    Yeah, that stood out for me as well. lol

  • Piledriver | July 16, 2012 2:52 AMReply

    Tarantino proved what a racist scumbag he really is with Kill Bill, his ode to racist garbage of past decades in which white westerners were portrayed as superior to foreigners even on their own turf. Not only did he repeat the concept, he pushed it farther by using a blonde, blue-eyed white woman as his lead, besting Asians by the dozen with her kung fu and samurai sword.

    He's been putting his white suburban voice in the moths of black people for decades as well, and the saddest part is that most of those he demeans and caricatures still praise him. What a con man.

  • Max | January 26, 2013 11:16 PM

    Donella, could it be possible I didn't even read your comment until three months after you posted? Wow. I'm guessing though that you'll still reply to this comment because you just can't help but to get in the last word lol.

  • Donella | November 28, 2012 4:59 PM

    Wow, and it only took you three months to think up a reply. You're GOOD!

  • Max | November 21, 2012 4:06 AM

    Oh I see, so Asians should always be better at Kung Fu than a blonde woman, otherwise it's racist? And you're right, black people never talk with a suburban voice, but rather just ghetto voices. Black people who "talk like white people" are just big racists.

    Could it possibly be that those he "demeans" still praise him because he isn't being demeaning at all, and that you're just full of it? Donella, you're no better. Get the sand out of your pussy. Wipe those tears, you'll be all right. Liam is pretty much dead on in her (his?) comment.

  • Donella | August 13, 2012 3:05 PM

    And you are a defensive, sensitive little girl who gets their feelings hurt too easily to hold an adult conversation on the Internet. Wipe your tears, little girl. It's gonna be all right. Maybe.

  • Liam | August 11, 2012 11:01 PM

    You are a cunt. Don't pass him off as over rated just because brain dead hipsters got a hold of his films. He was using a japanese film style made famous by Akira Kurosawa. He wasn't being racist, its an art form and a culture he wished to explore. People also like to criticize him for Jackie Brown's use of the word nigger, but understand this man lived in Los Angeles for the larger part of his adult life, so he would know more about these "caricatures" than you. People like you that fret over a word and foreign concept (Tipper Gore) should all be fucking hung. Keep in mind this "con man" is also a well respected member of MENSA. So fuck off, fear monger.

  • Donella | July 25, 2012 12:39 PM

    "...the saddest part is that most of those he demeans and caricatures still praise him." Especially once the check clears.

  • loudrockmusic | July 15, 2012 4:41 AMReply

    Why doesn't he just work on cutting the first two "Bills" together and making a shorter, cheaper third chapter? Damn, QT, everything doesn't have to be a fucking epic. Get on with it!

  • Zatopek | July 14, 2012 6:36 PMReply

    Hopefully he'd make something else than one more revenge flick next.

  • zvex | July 15, 2012 9:05 AM

    @AS: Spielberg's made 4 movies in the war genre, out of about 27 altogether. Kill Bill 1 & 2, Death Proof (in part), Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained -- more than half the movies he's ever made -- are revenge movies.

  • AS | July 14, 2012 8:47 PM

    I don't hear anyone complaining about Spielberg's endless war films....

  • Brad | July 14, 2012 5:18 PMReply

    "Instead, Hill will be playing a "Regulator," a pre Klu Klux Klansman who wrangles slaves. "It's one of the funniest things I've ever written," Tarantino said."

    Okay, those two sentences. In that order... Yeah, really strange.

  • robert | July 14, 2012 4:57 PMReply

    doesn't sound to uncertain to me. He's always said he's going to wait ten years and it's a work in progress that will be finished in 2 years. right?

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