Rumor: Quentin Tarantino Remaking Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Ever since Tarantino's / Rodriguez's Grindhouse came out last April, I've been anxious to go back and watch some grindhouse classics from Tarantino's archives. One of them I came across in a random search one evening was one called Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. This 1965 black and white classic is an exploitation film full of sex and violence, everything that makes up a good grindhouse movie! Although I still have never seen it, it's on the top of my "to watch" list whenever I get a free minute. A new rumor from Variety claims that grindhouse connoisseur Quentin Tarantino could be remaking Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! next.
The film is directed by sex-flick filmmaker Russ Meyer and is about three tough busty chicks who travel through the desert, stirring up trouble and testosterone along the way. The rumor / report by Liz Smith says that Tarantino wants his version to be "even raunchier." Is that possible? And beyond that, his first casting choices are socialite Kim Kardashian, Cuban bombshell Eva Mendes and crack-addict ex-pop star Britney Spears. Kim and Eva, yes, I'm all for, but Britney, please no!!
Sadly, I really don't think this is going to get made. After Grindhouse failed not only at the box office, but on DVD too, I don't think any studio would be interested in another exploitation grindhouse feature. However, at the same time, if he did actually remake this and release it, I'm sure it would find an audience. And if he had a better studio with better marketing (instead of The Weinstein Company) that might help, too, but that's where Tarantino's hooked at the moment. As everyone knows, I'm all for whatever grindhouse and exploitation films Tarantino (or his friends) whip up, so bring it on!