Could Quentin Tarantino End Up Shooting a Western Next?

July 24, 2009
Source: Empire

Quentin Tarantino - Cannes Red Carpet

Everything regarding Quentin Tarantino is a bit hazy right now, as he's just finishing up Inglourious Basterds and still only talking about working on that and even prequels and sequels from that same movie. But that doesn't mean Empire can't ask him about what he might be up to next as he was walking the red carpet at the London premiere of Basterds. "Well I still want to do a western, I haven't done a western yet. I keep flirting about with it, but I haven't done it yet," he told them. Not so fast, though. "Well I won't be able to do anything in ten months from now, because I don't even know what the next movie's gonna be."

In regards to upcoming projects, not only has Tarantino entertained the idea of actually making a prequel to Inglourious Basterds (that would include the infamous baseball bat signing scene involving Sgt. Donny Donowitz), but he's got a few other projects in the works, and none of them are really westerns. Two of his rumored next projects are remakes: one is the martial arts movie Come Drink With Me and the other is a modern re-imaginaging of Russ Meyer's Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!. I'd love to see Tarantino dabble in the western genre, especially because he hasn't done one yet (and Sukiyaki Western Django doesn't count).

Of course, who really knows what he'll do next. Like with Inglourious Basterds, it could take him 10 years to put it together. And then he could announce randomly at a press event that it'll be ready in one year's time. I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more from Tarantino in the next few months as he ramps up promotion for the Basterds and the movie finally hit theaters. I think his loyal fans will be very happy to see him appearing often in the headlines once again. If you had it your way, what would you want Tarantino to shoot next?

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  • Hari Seldon
    Definitely a western if for no other reason then to see John Wayne rise from the dead just to take a poke at him. Think of it; John Wayne refused to appear with Eastwood in a western because he blamed Eastwood for destroying the traditional style of the movie. Now, picture a Tarrantino remake of The Wild Bunch with Michael Parks as the leader with Madsen, Buscemi, Keitel, Roth, Jackson, Spacey and Tarrantino riding alongside as the new Wild Bunch. Holy crap, I bet that even Sam Peckinpah would even rise from the grave to see that one!
  • Elizabeth
    I always considered Kill Bill Volume 2 a Western
  • The_Kid
    Inglorious baterds is really good. Really not sure what a Tarantino western would look like but I'd go see it. I kind of want to see if Tarantino could do a horror, it'd be crazy becuase I know he would mix it with another genre.
  • phlewf
    Tarantino should try to get Madsen and Travolta together for a Vega brothers movie. I think that would be something fun and interesting. I don't want to see him doing remakes. Tarantino is such an imaginative guy, and Hollywood is already way too saturated with remakes, let's see him do something of his own.
  • Shaun
    I'll probably enjoy anything Tarantino decides to do, but a western would be really good. A lot of his movies have "western" moments in them and seeing a full length Quentin western would be real cool. But whatever he decides would be good... I also agree with #3. A horror movie that isn't Death Proof. I liked Death Proof but it wasn't really great and more of a sicko car movie than horror.
  • Think it depends on how Glorious Basterds does. Already sounds like it is long, a little boring and not what the trailer makes it out to be. People love him but he can be overrated. Depending on that movie we will see the direction he goes in.
  • Al
    QT loves spaghetti westerns, and considering he plans on retiring around 60, i'm gonna guess he makes a western as his best and last film.
  • KenDoll
    Oh god that is weird. I was actually watching "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" the other day and thought if this were ever to be remade, Quentin Tarantino should be at the helm. I'd love to see him do this version, in fact, the 2 movies you mentioned sound more appealing from Q.T. to do than a western. Kill Bill already had a western vibe to begin with.
  • The Kid
    Actually #6 Inglourious Basterds is really good, I enjoyed it quite a bit, One of his best movies.
  • bluff
    he should do sci fi.
  • steve
    He should remake topgun.
  • such a pimp in that pic
  • Hari said >>>>John Wayne refused to appear with Eastwood in a western because he blamed Eastwood for destroying the traditional style of the movie.<<<< I wouldn't mind seeing some documentation for that. I've been quite a fan of John Wayne now, for over 10 years, and have learned quite a bit about him, and have NEVER heard that before. Thanks for your time!
  • i second the top gun remake. it's due.
  • Western should be his final film... and it should have an allstar cast... a 3 hour western starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Johnny Depp, Leo Dicaprio, Samuel L. Jackson and Bob De Niro... Bob De Niro should have a bigger role this time cause his role at Jackie Brown, though great, left me wanting more. Jackson is sort of obvious in a QT film, but just have him in a smaller role. DiCaprio should have a supporting role too, not the lead, just a GREAT supporting role with one or two scene stealing moments ala Tim Roth/Harvey Keitel in Pulp Fiction. Daniel Day-Lewis should be the lead along with Johnny Depp. it would be nice to see if Depp can still shine when a really really GREAT actor is beside him(i mean, Depp can steal a movie even as a supporting, "Once upon a time in Mexico" anyone?). and Daniel Day-Lewis, the BEST ACTOR today, QT should have cast Day-Lewis. though i admit Travolta nailed Vincent Vega, and he also needed that role to ressurect his carreer, imagine if DDL played it. i think QT didn't cast him, even if DDL pursuaded the role, because there is no role before that film that could have suggested that DDL can be badass. then Gangs of New York came out at 2001. Day-Lewis and Depp are born to speak QT's words. DiCaprio needs a great Supporting role in his prime. though he is a leading man, i want just one DiCaprio film where he isnt a lead and still shine(Gilbert was when he was a kid, i want an adult DiCaprio supporting role that is great). Brad Pitt did it in Burn After Reading, and he was amazing. Jackson, De Niro, and even add Keitel will be another treat... please QT, cast Day-Lewis. he is acting at best
  • Movieman
    I agree with #3 and also say that Inglourious Basterds is really good. It has a great storyline and the acting is excellent. I will say that the catchphrase "That's A Bingo" Will be repeated many more times in years to come and will Become a classic quote from the film.
  • gill 12
    More skilfull circle-jerk slop from the scrtchingly conventional Tarentino. Hey! --you think the againg fast Tarentino might finally crack and 'fess up about Hollywood's decade's long selluot to the most awesomely genocidal regime in history ---across the Pacific? ( 70 million murdered in 'peacetime' FACT ) I mean, now that he's made his fortune and is running stale. What do ya' think?




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