This following piece of news would usually go in the speculative folder, but after Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, maybe he’s a film-maker instead of a film-talker. Obviously I’m being harsh, I’m a fan so I just like new material, and If he wants to take years about it, that’s his business. As long as it’s worth it. Well next up on the talk list is the fabled Western he’s mentioned in the past. Every genre must be Tarantino’d after all. Empire got the scoop at the Basterds Brit premiere last night:
“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.”
The flirt goes on Mr. Tarantino, feel free to whip up a script any time. It seems he’s not really that sure what will be filling his time after the war, not really that odd considering how long he generally takes between films. This is something I thought Basterds could have changed. I mean he went from script to screen in less than a year, normal for your Woody Allen’s, but hardly QT style. If he did decide to do this, I’m sure it would curb most western rules anyway, much like Basterds apparently casts history to the wind.
Anyway, none of this is out of his head yet, never mind on the page, so I’d suggest not holding your breath. I mean don’t do that at any time really, it’s dangerous. I’m just not sure I want to see his western that badly. If it did come to fruition, I’d see it and it would most likely be good, but given the choice I’d rather see something more Pulp Fiction-y. Not a repeat by any means, just him doing what he does best, dialogue and gangsters it seems. This is all said from a Quentin apologist though, so feel free to add your own opinion down below.
What do you think? What should QT do next?