In an interview this week supporting his brand new release of the film Django Unchained, director Quentin Tarantino has revealed that he’s already begun writing a third in a trilogy of films that continues the Historical Revenge theme he started with Inglourious Basterds. It’s not unlike Tarantino to suggest films he might work on and deliver and not end up doing so – he’s done such a thing several times over his illustrious career – but it does seem quite possible given the language!
What we’re seeing here is Tarantino doing an interview with The Root, speaking about not just Django Unchained, but the possibility of a future film taking bits of un-used writing from Basterds and re-integrating it with an extended plot in Europe. This new film would follow a group of black American troops through a bout with betrayal and their subsequent war-path through those responsible.
“I don’t know exactly when I’m going to do it, but there’s something about [these last two films] that would suggest a trilogy. My original idea for Inglourious Basterds way back when was that this was a huge story that included the story that you saw in the film, also followed a bunch of black troops, and they had been f**ked over by the American military and kind of go apes**t.
The way Lt. Aldo Raines (Brad Pitt) and the Basterds are having an “Apache resistance” — [the] black troops go on an Apache warpath and kill a bunch of white soldiers and white officers on a military base and are just making a warpath to Switzerland. … When I decided to try to turn it into a movie, that was a section I had to take out to help tame my material. I have most of that written. It’s ready to go; I just have to write the second half of it.” – Tarantino
When pressed for confirmation that this film could very well be a real project in the works, Tarantino didn’t quite make a solid “yes” of it, but certainly did make the case that this third film would tie the possible three together.
“That would be the third of the trilogy. It would be [connected to] Inglourious Basterds, too, because Inglourious Basterds are in it, but it is about the soldiers. It would be called Killer Crow or something like that.” – Tarantino
What do you think, readers? Is it a fabulous idea to head back to 1944 after Normandy to see more World War II action from Tarantino’s perspective? This isn’t the first time that Tarantino has suggested that characters from one film of his connect directly to another – is it time for his universe to converge in a film in a very real way, one where characters literally cross over?