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Friday, July 11, 2008

Quentin Tarantino's New Script : So Crazy It Might Never Be Made

Tarantino really blew me away when I saw Pulp Fiction for the first time. Then, I saw Reservoir Dogs. Right away, one could tell that no one was making movies like this.

Just a short time later, there were dozen, hundreds, thousands of scripts being shopped around Hollywood by the latest Tarantino clone that bounced into town.

People loved him so much, that is until Jackie Brown.

That's when people started to judge Tarantino on his first two films alone. It's the trap that everyone falls into - expecting something from a movie just because that's the way you think it should be.

That's what I have always loved about Tarantino, he'll turn the movie-world on it's ear and then not give two shits and a nickle what you think.

His latest script looks to be even a more bitter pill for movie-goers who are expecting something prepackaged, pretty, and predictable:

The script is 165 pages long and follows a squad of American soldiers called the Bastards — a guerrillalike force who travel behind German lines in 1944, striking terror into the hearts of Nazi soldiers. The Bastards are headed by Lieutenant Aldo Raine — the role we'd imagine Tarantino is hoping to land Brad Pitt for — described by the script as a "hillbilly from the mountains of Tennessee," who has around his neck a scar from where he survived a lynching. ("The scar will never once be mentioned," Tarantino writes.) In a parallel story, Inglorious Bastards follows a French Jewish teenager named Shosanna who survives the massacre of her family and flees to Paris, where she winds up running a movie house during the Nazi occupation.
The Bastards' and Shosanna's stories intersect when a gala premiere of a Goebbels-produced propaganda film is put on in Shosanna's theater, with Hitler and most of the German High Command scheduled to attend. Both the Bastards and Shosanna launch plots intending to end the war a little earlier than anyone expected.

Read more here.

And, the word it, that Tarantino is looking to Brad Pitt to play a "lead roll".

I can't wait!

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