Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglourious Basterds has yet to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, but the director is already planning another film in his potential world war 2 franchise. Apparently Tarantino had shelves a huge subplot involving African-American soldiers stuck behind enemy lines, which he hopes to make that part of a prequel, that is, if the first film is popular.
“I have a half-written prequel ready to go if this movie’s a smash,” Tarantino tells the New York Times .
Of course, Tarantino is infamous for talking about projects and ideas that never come to be anything more than just that. You might remember the Pulp Fiction / Reservoir Dogs prequel/sequel The Vega Brothers, and the potential sequels to Kill Bill. In fact, when Quentin announced he was directing Inglourious Basterds last year at Cannes, I really didn’t believe him and predicted it would never happen. Thankfully, I was wrong. So what are the chances that we’ll see a Basterds prequel? I’m not quite sure.
Also of note, Tarantino assured the Times that Basterds “will be in the original category at the Oscars.” Wow, it’s as if Babe Ruth pointed to center field before nailing one home. You have to admire someone with that much confidence.
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