A few months ago, Quentin Tarantino told Total Film that he believes “Inglourious Basterds” and the recently released “Django Unchained” “bespeak a trilogy,” but that he wasn’t quite sure what the third leg would be.
Well, he might have an idea now.
Learn more about “Killer Crow” after the jump!
Cut from “Basterds” for length and to “tame his material,” what Tarantino is calling “Killer Crow” tells the story of disenfranchised African Ameriacn soldiers in World War II, who turn against the men who screwed them over.
“My original idea for ’Inglourious Basterds’ way back when was that this [would be] a huge story that included the [smaller] story that you saw in the film, but also followed a bunch of black troops, and they had been f–ked over by the American military and kind of go apes–t. They basically—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.
So that was always going to be part of it. And I was going to do it as a miniseries, and that was going to be one of the big storylines. 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…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.”
What Tarantino tackles next is still up in the air, but from the way “Killer Crow” is sounding, the controversy around “Django Unchained” may be nothing compared to what’s coming next.
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