Rumor: Quentin Tarantino Might Direct 'The Shadow' Movie?

August 4, 2010
Source: Pajiba

The Shadow

Earlier this year we heard that 20th Century Fox picked up the rights to the classic radio and comic book character The Shadow. While it was initially thought that Sam Raimi may be thinking about directing a new adaptation, the filmmaker instead chose to attach David Slade (30 Days of Night, Twilight: Eclipse) to the project. Now out of left field comes a report from Pajiba whose inside industry sources claim that the script for The Shadow is currently out for a re-write, but the crazy part is apparently Quentin Tarantino is now attached as director and co-writer of this newest adaptation of the pulp comic. Um, that's a bingo?

No bingo yet since this should all be taken with a grain of salt, but it's certainly an interesting idea to say the least. Does Tarantino have some sort of hidden obsession with The Shadow? We'll find out sooner or later, but in the film industry, being "attached" to a project is like writing it down in your planner with a pencil. You may be thinking about doing it, but could just as easily erase it from your schedule and no one would be surprised. Of course, maybe Tarantino liked Siavash Farahani's script (reviewed here) and has some ideas to beef it up and bring his trademark gritty, violent style to this character. An adaptation of the crimson scarf wearing hero fueled by the mind of Tarantino would definitely be quite a sight. But what do you think?

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  • akumared
    I think it would be a good idea if Tarantino would direct this movie...Let's see what happens.
  • terdz
    tarintino should stick to original scripts only... he's too talented to invest energy in another "comic book" movie.
  • Dave Lister, J.M.C.
    Tarantino *is* in need, of a slight shift, in tone and style. I really liked 'Inglourious Basterds'; but I, also, came away, from it thinking that he is in danger, of going to his hipster well once too often. I'm not entirely sure that 'The Shadow' is the twist he needs; but if he is directing it, I'm going to be much more interested, in the project.
  • Al
    I doubt it will happen. QT likes original screenplays way more than adaptations. don't get me wrong, it would be stellar, I just doubt it. Especially because Tarantino says he'll be done directing at 60, with only 12 or so years left, he has to concentrate on more masterpieces.
  • Hattori Hanzo
    Yeah, right ... And Elvis is coming back from the dead to star in it. Hey guys, do you readers and yourselves a favour and stop reporting rumours; it's beneath you. I'd expect this kind of idle gossip from Billy Bush or Mary Hart.
  • xanatos
    not only is he wrong for this movie but tarantino is becoming overrated with the same structure in his films, experiment with it, change it up, other directors have why not mr. every other word is alright in his sentences.
  • After the stunning "Kill Bill" films, I would love to see Tarantino exercise his action skills more, and this seems like material where he would be able to do that.
  • ryderup
    Everybody want their superhero-movie.
  • Risk
    That's too much win. It'll be interesting to see tarantino do something that didn't come out of his head.
  • Big758
    if he directs he should make it Ultra-Violent, Gory, Gritty and Dark.
  • Big758
    Make It R, And Not PG-13 Like The First Movie Which By The Way Hurt That Film's Box Office. But Know Quentin He Allready Knows That.
  • I think in an interview last year or the year before when Tarantino was asked what comic book character he wanted to adapt, he was very clear that he wants to invent his own characters and isn't interested in having to deal with the expectations of comics fanboys. So I'd be amazed if he's going to direct it. That's not to say that he isn't going to write for someone else, though. Remember the Silver Surfer trivia/pop culture quotes he dropped into one or two '90s Tony Scott flicks? He obviously reads/has read comics. So, an on-form Raimi directing a Tarantino script? Hell yeah - sign me up!
  • sb
    give it to rodriguez
  • D
    The shadow would talk to the bad guy for 25 minutes then shoot him in the face.
  • Phontsolo
    It's be cool.
  • twispious
    #12 very enlightening yep,the guy's far too talented to be adapting.we've enough adaptations,sequels and remakes this year (probably the next too)
  • well you guys know he'd make it his own. i'm interested to see anything the man does, and it's awesome to see someone so cross genre as he is - and then really almost becomes a genre of his own. but I'd really like to see his take on the Spaghetti Western
  • Morlock
    I don't think The Shadow talks enough for Tarantino, but I'd still see it. Just as long as Alec-Fucking-Baldwin isn't anywhere close...
  • deadpool72
    the shadow would be cool,but i'd rather see him direct either deadpool or the punisher.
  • No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Christina
    yes, please!!!




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