Once upon a time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino had dreams of combining the worlds of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction into The Vega Brothers. Michael Madsen‘s character in Reservoir Dogs and John Travolta‘s character in Pulp Fiction both had the same last name – Vega – and Tarantino very much wanted to team the two actors up for a prequel movie (it would have to be a prequel, since both Vega Brothers die in their respective films). Alas, it never came to be. Tarantino has dropped tidbits about the abandoned project over the years, and now Michael Madsen has offered up even more details.
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Ever since the success of Pulp Fiction, director Quentin Tarantino has openly discussed his idea a sequel and prequel to Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. The Vega Brothers would have united the characters played by Michael Madsen and John Travolta in both films (while the characters were never linked as brothers in the story, they both had the same last name). Now Tarantino has revealed what the movie would have and could have been, and it’s current status:
“I even had a title for it. It was called Double V Vega. It actually would have taken place during the time Vincent was in Amsterdam, when he was running one of Marcellus’ clubs in Amsterdam. And Vic goes to visit him,” revealed Tarantino on Opie and Anthony.
“But we’re a little older now, and since they both died – it would have to be a prequel,” said Tarantino. “I actually came up with a way I could have done it, even being older and dead where they all had older brothers and both of their brothers got together because the two guys died. And they wanted revenge or something like that. But now, they [the actors] are too old for that.””I got to say, it’s kind of unlikely now.”