The notion that Tarantino has a new movie already in the pipeline, scratch that it. It seems like Tarantino is always juggling multiple projects and circling various ideas like a vulture. But his actual movies are long gesticulating babies. Still, it seems like the copy and paste director is tackling the obvious western genre for his next flick.
Supposedly, Keith Carradine and Treat Williams are both attached to star in “the spaghetti Western tentatively titled The Angel, The Bad And The Wise.” There are scant details, but for now, it seems that this is more an actual thing than a rumor or a crazy idea from the director. Plus, the second part of Kill Bill is essentially a spaghetti western, so it’ll be fascinating to compare that movie to one that is intentionally an homage to the films of Sergio Leone.
Update: From AICN:
I still don’t have all the pieces of the story (my Tarantino sources have been much more tight-lipped regarding this project than they were on INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS), but here are three things I can confirm: 1) Quentin Tarantino’s next film is a spaghetti western, 2) Christoph Waltz is “one of the stars”, and 3) that title is completely wrong (even if it got completely mangled by Google Translate, it’s still not even close). I cannot confirm plot details at present (though I think I’ve got the premise).
As for Franco Nero, Keith Carradine and Treat Williams, this is the first I’ve heard of their involvement, but I’m inclined to believe they’re in the mix since I’ve heard the plan is to shoot the film in Italy and Spain later this year. I’ve been pressing for confirmation since this morning, but have thus far received no responses to my emails.
It’s probably too on the nose for Tarantino to cast Waltz as a German quick-draw artist ala Gerard Herter in Sergio Sollima’s THE BIG GUNDOWN, right?
Furthermore, AICN, says sources tell them Tarantino is “still writing” a movie, which is possibly this one. So. All indications are reports have jumped the gun about a quickly-developing Tarantiono movie.
As for the fabled Whole Bloody Affair: From March 27 to the 31st, the New Beverly Cinema in LA will be showing Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, which is Part I and Part II combined, plus an extended version of the animated O-ren Ishii origin story section.
For the extended edition, Production I.G produced a new seven-minute sequence. Tarantino described the sequence in 2009: “I actually wrote a much longer script for the anime section during O-Ren’s revenge chapter. Remember the guy with the long hair that kills her father? It’s like, what happened to that dude? Well, I wrote it and it was the biggest, most elaborate thing I wrote — her taking him down.”