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!
Reader Feedback - 16 Comments
With that cast...it would surely be a load of crud. The guy resurrected Travolta when he was caught in Look Who is Talking sequels....but Britney and Kim? Ummm...no. You'd have better acting if you picked up a couple of porn actresses at the AVN awards show in Vegas.
CobraKai on Jan 17, 2008
I love the idea. But then thats just me.
Dandi Rose on Jan 17, 2008
I only have one suggestion for this movie. Given the nature of the film I really think that it should be cast with people who are not famous. And I don’t think that it should be made with the intention of making millions off of the box office sales. Instead it should be made just to be made. I love this genre of movie – I love Russ Meyer movies. I would love nothing more than to go see QT remake at the Drive – In. Quentin Tarantino should not be upbraided for his craving to re-make this film.
olive on Jan 17, 2008
The Grindhouse came out on my birthday and a group of us went and saw it. I friggin' loved that movie! The thought of someone remaking one of my favorite movies of all time upsets me but since it's Tarantino it might work. I agree with Olive that newbies should be used. They should also have all their own natural parts too. That Kim chick has falsies and that will not work. Whoever takes over the Tura Satana part has some pretty big shoes to fill, not to mention cup size! I hope it works out.
Bud on Jan 17, 2008
This is probably just another one of those "projects" that Quentin dreamed up in his head and started talking like he was going to make it. He has done a lot of that. I wish he would make a new original film.
Zach D. on Jan 17, 2008
I thought he was doing something called 'Inglorious Bastards' next, I can't remember what it's about though of if it is the correct title.
Ryan on Jan 17, 2008
Yeah, he is supposedly doing "Inglorious Bastards". It's a remake of a WWII movie from the 70's.
Zach D. on Jan 17, 2008
Eva Mendez is too small breastED and built completely wrong for a Russ Meyer remake. She is barely a b/C cup. Beautiful but TOTALLY WRONG FOR VARLA IN FASTER PUSSYCAT! NO EVA MENDEZ NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Size Queen on Jan 25, 2008
None of the choices are tough or ballsy enough. Word is that Tura thinks they are all too wussy and she is right! Eva Mendez is the antithesis of what Russ Meyer had in mind for Varla and her breasts are about three cup sizes too small. Eva is not hourglassed enough as well, she's not scrawny but built all wrong for Varla or ANY Russ Meyer film including "Cherry Harry and Raquel" where Meyer used women with D cup breasts instead of his usual double to triple Ds all natural finds.
TURA FOREVER on Jan 27, 2008
See that picture? Up above? The cartoon with the big tits? You need big tits to do Russ Meyer right or any Grindhouse film. Rodriguez and Tarantion's film tanked because there were not big jugs in their film. Don't make the same mistake again QT! Eva Mendez is very small busted much as she likes to hype her body she's can't fill the cups of Varla in any way shape or form. Bad casting choices. Like Jessica Beil as Wonder Woman.
Hommy on Jan 27, 2008
MEAGAN FOX NEEDS TO BE VARLA !
felshsa on Feb 27, 2008
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Luigi on Aug 10, 2008
Eve Mendes is NOT Cuban. She was born in Los Angeles. Get your facts straight!
Baboonhead on Aug 26, 2008
He is definitely making this movie, but Britney isn't invited. That my friends is a bad rumor. Tura would kick his ass if he put Spears in Tura's role. I think the others are rumors too. Tura was interviewed and had said that she has been in contact with Quentin and giving him advice. No pussy pop stars allowed ladies. We NEED hardcore cult bitches! It is best that Quentin sticks with cult actresses for this amazing cult flick. Great choices would be Rosario Dawson, Rose McGowen, Sheri Moon Zombie, Zoe Bell and Selma Hayek. I loved the original and I am keeping my fingers crossed that he doesn't fuck this up. But after seeing Grindhouse, I know he won't.
ashleigh on Feb 1, 2009
I think american pin-up model/actress DAHLIA DARK would be an excellent choice for the lead of Tura Satana in Faster Pussycat Kill Kill. She has that authentic Russ Meyer's busty hourglass figure and killer classic beauty. Look her up on myspace or americanvamp.com
Matt Stephenson on Mar 14, 2009
Why you want to bring it on? It already spread in market about Britney.
carte r4 on Aug 21, 2009
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