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[23.05.2009] berichtet über das Filmfestival in Cannes, u.a. gibt es Infos zu einer neuen Schnittfassung...
Wednesday night some badly needed star power arrived on the Croisette for the opening night of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. Brad Pitt did the press rounds during the day, and showed up at the black tie premiere with Angelina Jolie on his arm. Later they had a great time at the Basterds late night beach party, hanging in the jammed VIP corner with Robin Wright Penn, Til Schweiger, Eli Roth, Emile Hirsch, Michael Fassbender (who was grooving to Guns 'n Roses), Daniel Bruhl, Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Thierry Fremaux, Bryan Lourd, and Hylda Queally.
Brad and Angelina seemed happy, as did an ebullient Quentin Tarantino, although TWC's 50/50 partner on the picture, Universal, UPDATE: is talking to the filmmaker about returning to the editing room post-Cannes to make some trims edits that might include adding a scene, says Tarantino, who reminds that the film, at two hours 27 minutes, is well under his contractual final cut length of two hours 48 minutes. [...]

[22.05.2009] Ein neuer "Inglourious Basterds" Clip / Ausschnitt mit Aldo Raine & Hugo Stiglitz ist online !!! Bei AICN gibt es eine weitere Kritik zum Film...
[...] This movie is a big step forward for Tarantino - it feels like the natural evolution from the Kill Bill films. If anything, this film feels the least bit "homage"-like out of any of QT's movies...the hallmarks are there, but you can feel that he is onto something different with this film. And even if QT feels like this is a big culmination of his work or even a masterpiece (time will tell on that one), it is by far the best film of the year and a pretty strong contender if you ask me at Cannes (most of the films have been pretty boooring). Just trust me - you're gonna love it. [...]

[21.05.2009] Mehrere "Inglourious Basterds" Clips / Ausschnitte sind online !!! Bei AICN gibt es derweil eine Kritik zum Film, der beim Filmfestival in Cannes zu sehen war...
[...] As the noon screening ended, the film was met with rapturous applause after Brad Pitt's final line "I think this might be my masterpiece." It's not Tarantino's ultimate masterpiece, but it's a fantastic film and delivers on the promise of a literate (if not historically accurate) and exciting (if not briskly paced) WWII action drama.
The titular "Basterds" are not the main focus of the film, but merely one segment of a large ensemble (comprised of international stars like Daniel Bruhl and Diane Kruger). The film segues between characters, years, and even subtitles as we get a fair dose of French, German, Italian, and English dialogue. [...]
I feel the film as a whole is a great ride. Early reports indicate it may not be the final theatrical version, and while I could see 10 minutes trimmed here and there, I feel it still delivers as is. The only warning for viewers anticipating the film's August release would be: this is not two hours of Nazi hunting. We only get one or two scenes of the Basterds at work. The film is a "guys on a mission" movie as Tarantino has commented, except the "guys" aren't just the Basterds but also Shosanna, Landa, British spy Hicox (Michael Fassbender) and more.
This film is an impressive international drama about the end of WWII, almost like THE LONGEST DAY with movie geek dialogue and a timeless soundtrack pop songs from other films. What the soundtrack and ending may lack in historical grounding, Tarantino makes up for by casting French actors as French characters, German actors as German characters (except for Fassbender as a Brit but that will make sense when you see it), and enough foreign language respect to please audiences worldwide.

[18.05.2009] Die Offizielle Website ist online...

[17.05.2009] Bei AICN gibt es das komplette Tracklisting des Soundtracks...

[16.05.2009] Bei IESB gibt es mehrere Szenenbilder...

[12.05.2009] Weitere "... is a Basterd"-Poster sind online: Til Schweiger, Mélanie Laurent und Michael Fassbender...

[07.05.2009] Bei CS! gibt es ein "Basterd"-Poster von Diane Kruger und Eli Roth...

[06.05.2009] Die NY Times sprach mit QT, u.a. über mögliche Fortsetzungen...
[...] Mr. Tarantino, who was born in Tennessee, said his childhood revenge fantasies centered more on the Ku Klux Klan. "But it’s all the same," he said. "Once the Basterds get through with Europe, they could go to the South and do it to the Kluxers in the ’50s. That’s another story you could tell."
Not to mention a shelved subplot about African-American soldiers stuck behind enemy lines. "I have a half-written prequel ready to go if this movie’s a smash," he said.

[03.05.2009] Bei gibt es ein kurzes Interview mit Tarantino und ein Video-Interview mit Diane Kruger, sowie Bilder von der Besetzungscouch... ;-)

[02.05.2009] Bei AICN gibt es ein neues Charakter-Poster... Und der Stern sprach mit Tarantino - das komplette Interview und einen Setbericht gibt es in der aktuellen Ausgabe...

[21.02.2009] Bei Empire Online gibt es 3 Poster zum Film...

[20.02.2009] Bei gibt es Promo-Artwork...

[13.02.2009] Bei AICN gibt es einen lesenswerten Setberichte von Harry Knowles...

[12.02.2009] Der komplette "Inglourious Basterds" Teaser-Trailer ist online !!!

[11.02.2009] Ein Bootleg des "Inglourious Basterds" Teaser-Trailer bei ET ist online... Und bei AICN gibt es einen Kommentar von Quint...
[...] I have to say... I was underwhelmed by the trailer. I’m not going to knock the whole movie, but the look of the film disappoints me. It’s very possible there’s still a lot of color timing to be done, but it looked like every other WW2 movie... drained of color, giving it a kind of colorized black and white look. And more than that the cinematography looked flat.
The action and performances looked stellar. The whole trailer is built up around a long speech given by Brad Pitt, informing his group what their task is (to kill Nazis in the most brutal ways possible... the goal to make the Nazis fear them as much as the rest of the world fears the Third Reich) and how they will go about that task. There are flashes of action against this speech and it all culminates in a shot of a pissed off Hitler (notice there’s hardly ever a calm Hitler) screaming "Nein! Nein! Nein!" while pounding a table and then Pitt telling his group that every man is expected to deliver no less than 100 Nazi scalps.
The structure of the trailer was great, Pitt was chewing scenery, but not going so far over the top that he was ridiculous. The tone looked crazy and fun, I just worry that Tarantino had to skimp on his usually outstanding visual style in order to knock this movie out as quickly as possible. [...]

[10.01.2009] The Playlist meldet...
Bad news for Quentin Tarantino, folks looking forward to his WWII epic "Inglourious Basterds," and connoisseurs of sweeping film music, legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone won't be writing the score to QT's crazy war film. [...]

[01.01.2009] meldet...
The Weinstein Company has announced that Quentin Tarantino's sixth movie Inglourious Basterds (the title is spelled as such by the studio and Tarantino), a WWII film starring Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger and Christoph Waltz, will be released on August 21, 2009.
Co-financed by The Weinstein Company with Univeral Pictures, the late summer release will put the movie up against New Line's Final Destination: Death Trip 3D and the comedy The Goods: The Don Ready Story.
Inglourious Basterds begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.
Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as "The Basterds," Raine's squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own...

[12.12.2008] Bei gibt es zwei neue Bilder...

[19.11.2008] meldet...
Will Ennio Morricone score "Bastards"?
The Italian composer says he has accepted Quentin Tarantino's offer to write the music for "Inglorious Bastards" -- but may not be able to cover all the needed material, given the pic's time constraints.
"Tarantino will finish shooting the film in February and has to deliver it by the end of April in time for Cannes," says the famously meticulous maestro from his Rome home. "That doesn't leave me enough time to do the music. Either I start working on it before he stops shooting -- after we discuss it together -- or I just can't do it."
Tarantino, who has been in Germany shooting the WWII pic toplining Brad Pitt as a Tennessee hillbilly who takes on the Nazis, is known to be a massive Morricone fan.
But while he has used several Morricone Spaghetti Western themes for "Kill Bill" and "Death Proof," having the composer do all of the music for "Bastards" would mark his first full original score on a Tarantino film.
Still, says Morricone, "I might end up just writing a couple of tracks."
Considering Morricone refused to contribute even a few minutes of original music for "Pulp Fiction," the composer has certainly changed his tune.

[11.11.2008] Bei und gibt es Bilder von den Dreharbeiten in Görlitz, u.a. mit Daniel Brühl...

[01.11.2008] The Playlist meldet...
[...] Maggie Cheung has evidently been cast as Madame Mimieux, the French matron of the Cinematheque that takes in the protagonist Shosanna (Melanie Laurent) when she is homeless and being sought by the Nazis. Wait, Cheung is Chinese, right, born in Hong Kong? Yes, but she speaks fluent French, so evidently that role will have to be adjusted ever so slightly, but a Chinese woman who lives in France during WWII and owns a prestigious cinema? Seems a little odd, no? Perhaps not in "movieness" Tarantino world where the same rules don't apply.
OK, wait, so that's it, right? Nope. Who wanted a role really badly and called up Tarantino himself when he heard he wasn't up for any casting spots? Looks like Samuel L. Jackson has weaseled his way into the film as the narrator who's present only in a few spots (beginning page 24), but mostly pops up at random time in the script to add some context and background info. [...]

[19.10.2008] Bei CS! gibt es ein erstes Bild von Brad Pitt im Kostüm...

[15.10.2008] CS! meldet...
Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (sic) began principal photography last week on location in Germany. The ensemble cast of Inglourious Basterds includes Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Brühl, Eli Roth, Samm Levine, B.J. Novak, Til Schweiger, Gedeon Burkhard, Paul Rust, Michael Bacall, Omar Doom, Sylvester Groth, Julie Dreyfus, Jacky Ido, August Diehl, Martin Wuttke, Richard Sammel, Christian Berkel, Sönke Möhring, Michael Fassbender, Mike Myers, Rod Taylor, Denis Menochet and Cloris Leachman.
Inglourious Basterds reunites Tarantino with Academy Award-nominated editor Sally Menke, Academy Award-winning director of photography Bob Richardson, and production designer David Wasco. Joining Tarantino for the first time is Academy Award-nominated costume designer Anna Sheppard.
Academy Award-nominee Lawrence Bender is producing Inglourious Basterds. Erica Steinberg and Lloyd Phillips, and Bob and Harvey Weinstein are the film's executive producers. The co-producers are Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser and Henning Molfenter. Pilar Savone is the associate producer.
The Weinstein Company and Universal Pictures, through its newly formed International Studio, are co-financing and co-presenting the film with TWC handling domestic distribution and Universal handling international distribution. The two companies are partners on the project.
Zehnte Babelsberg Film, a subsidiary of Studio Babelsberg AG, is producing Inglourious Basterds. The film will shoot at Studio Babelsberg as well as in Berlin, Saxony and Paris.
Inglourious Basterds begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus (Mélanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.
Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as "The Basterds," Raine's squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own...

[14.10.2008] The Playlist meldet...
Tarantino has tapped Julie Dreyfus ("Sofie Fatale" from "Kill Bill") and Michael Bacall and Omar Doom from "Deathproof," [...]
According to Tarantino Archives, Dreyfus will be playing the role of Francesca, the colluding Frenchwoman and interpreter to the Nazis and not Anne-Sophie Franck as previously reported. Whether Franck has a role in the film, who knows, but it wouldn't surprise us if she had a small one. Archives also say that Doom has been cast as one of the Basterds, and with our previous report come to pass, we're sure that Bacall is one of these badass Jewish-American soldiers as well. [...]
Christian Berkel, a German actor famous for playing Nazis is actually playing a Frenchman in the film [..] This is a bit of a subversive move playing against type and we wouldn't have expected it. Could he be playing Perrier LaPadite, the French dairy farmer hiding Shosanna (the main female protagonist) and her Jewish family?
And great news! August Diehl, one of our favorite current German actors and one we actually picked to appear in 'Bastards' (albiet in a bigger role) apparently has been cast in the film as well. He was spotted attending a cast dinner in Germany. German actress Jana Pallaske (who recently starred in Wim Wenders' "Palermo Shooting") has also joined the cast in some unspecified mnanner. [...]

[23.09.2008] meldet...
There is a character in Inglorious Basterds called Marcel, the projectionist in Shosanna’s movie theater, one of the major locations of the film. We can now confirm that a French actor that goes with the cool-sounding name (imagine Mr Pink saying this) Jacky Ido has been cast for this role, which I will now tentatively describe as Melanie Laurent’s character’s side-kick. We’ve also managed to get most of the already known cast confirmed, just to rule out confusion. [...]

[02.09.2008] meldet...
Diane Kruger has been cast as Bridget Von Hammersmark, the role that had been pegged for Nastassja Kinski, in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bastards." German star Til Schweiger also has nabbed a role in the World War II movie.
"Bastards" revolves around a French girl's revenge on the Nazis and also follows a band of American Nazi killers. Both story lines eventually converge.
Kinski was in talks with Tarantino, who even flew to Germany to meet the actress, but a deal wasn't reached. Kruger, best known for her work in "Troy" and the "National Treasure" movies, will now portray the part of a glamorous German actress who ends up helping the Nazi hunters infiltrate a movie premiere. Kruger, who hails from Germany, will act in German and English in the film.
Schweiger will play a member of the Nazi killer team, headed by Brad Pitt's character, Lt. Aldo Raine.
Others in the cast include Christoph Waltz, Daniel Bruhl, Eli Roth and Mike Myers.
The Weinstein Co./Universal co-production starts shooting Oct.16:26 01.11.2008 13 in Germany, with the plan to debut at the Festival de Cannes in May. The Weinstein Co. and Universal are co-financing and co-presenting the film, with Lawrence Bender producing and Erica Steinberg, Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein executive producing. [...]

[30.08.2008] meldet...
"Inglorious Bastards" writer-director Quentin Tarantino has set thesps Diane Kruger, Christoph Waltz and Paul Rust in the Weinstein Co./Universal drama. Pic begins production Oct. 13 in Germany. [...]
Kruger ("National Treasure") plays German actress Bridget Von Hammersmark, who figures prominently in a plot to sabotage the Nazis. It is a role for which Nastassja Kinski was first mentioned.
Waltz, who is best known in Germany for his television work, has landed the role of Col. Hans Landa, who is the primary antagonist in the drama.

[20.08.2008] kennt den Ersatzmann für Simon Pegg...
Teutonic thesp Michael Fassbender is in final negotiations to join the cast of Quentin Tarantino’s "Inglorious Bastards."
Simon Pegg had been in talks for the role (Lt. Archie Hicox), but was forced to ankle after what he described on his website as "insurmountable scheduling difficulties."
Brad Pitt has signed on for the lead role as a Tennessee hillbilly who assembles a team of eight Jewish-American soldiers to take on the Nazis. Also on board are Mike Myers and Eli Roth. Tarantino is courting Nastassja Kinski, David Krumholtz and B.J. Novak.
Role would arguably be the highest-profile yet for Fassbender, who has begun to draw comparisons to Daniel Day-Lewis for his intense dedication to his work. Thesp emaciated himself to play Sands in the latter stages of his hunger strike.
Fassbender is also attached to play the iconic role of Heathcliff in "Wuthering Heights." [...]

[19.08.2008] AICN berichtet über den Ausstieg zweier Schauspieler...
[...] Last week, we learned that David Krumholtz was forced to decline a part in the picture due to prior commitments (he's since been replaced by FREAKS & GEEKS' Samm Levine); now, we've news that "insurmountable scheduling difficulties" will keep Simon Pegg from kicking Nazi ass.
How's Pegg taking it? According to his "Peggster" blog, "I'm trying to remain upbeat, as Tom Selleck said 'Who the hell is Indiana Jones anyway?'" [...]

[17.08.2008] AICN meldet...
First, the bad news: there will be no David Krumholtz in INGLORIOUS BASTARDS.
Now, the good: there will be Samm Levine!
Hopefully, you don't need a refresher on Samm Levine, but in case you've somehow avoided FREAKS AND GEEKS for the last eight years, he played Neal Schweiber, the best friend of John Francis Daley's Sam Weir. Levine's always been tough to cast because he still looks a good eight years younger than he really is (if not more). But since war movies are constitutionally required to feature at least one baby-faced soldier, why not go with Levine as one of Pitt's Nazi-killing bastards? I think it's an inspired choice.
Meanwhile, the hunt is still on for the pivotal roles of Col. Landa and Shosanna. [...]

[15.08.2008] meldet...
Mike Myers has been recruited by Quentin Tarantino to join the ensemble cast of "Inglorious Bastards," the Tarantino-scripted pic that the Weinstein Co. and Universal will put into production Oct. 13 in Germany.
Myers will play British Gen. Ed Fenech, a military mastermind who takes part in hatching a plot to wipe out Nazi leaders.
Brad Pitt recently committed to star in the film, along with Eli Roth, and Tarantino is also courting Simon Pegg, Nastassja Kinski, David Krumholtz and B.J. Novak.

[13.08.2008] Moviehole meldet...
There’s a rumour floating around the traps that Quentin Tarantino may have offered Corey Feldman a role in the director’s World War II epic "Inglorious Bastards".
As much as the Felddog wishes it were true, he’s got no such offer - yet.
"I cannot confirm any such rumor at this time", The "Lost Boys : The Tribe" actor tells Moviehole. "Although I am a huge fan of QT's and would love to work with him at some point, I have received no official offer at this point." [...]

[08.08.2008] meldet...
Brad Pitt has closed his deal to star in "Inglorious Bastards," the WWII drama that Quentin Tarantino will direct for the Weinstein Co. and Universal.
Additionally, Nastassja Kinski is in early talks to play one of the sole female roles in the film. Casting the German-born actress jibes with Tarantino's habit of resuscitating dormant careers. Kinski, who has stayed away from mainstream American films for nearly a decade, would play a German movie queen.
Much of the pic's dialogue is in French or German, and subtitles will be used, though Pitt will speak English in his role as a Tennessee hillbilly who assembles a team of eight Jewish-American soldiers to take on the Nazis.
Simon Pegg, David Krumholtz and B.J. Novak are also in talks to join the project. Pegg would play a British lieutenant, while Krumholtz and Novak would play Pitt's underlings.
Pic begins production Oct. 13 in Germany. Tarantino, who wrote the script, is aiming to complete the film and have it ready for next year's Cannes Film Festival. Lawrence Bender is producing, with Erica Steinberg and Harvey and Bob Weinstein as executive producers. Pilar Savone is associate producer.
Deal puts Pitt back in business with Universal; apparently he and the studio have patched things up following his last-minute exit from "State of Play" late last year.
Under the terms of Tarantino's deal, he receives 20% of first-dollar grosses. That percentage can be reduced if a first-dollar gross star like Pitt joins the cast, though it's unclear if Tarantino is ceding any of his points to the star.
Bender said casting should be complete in about a week or two. Eli Roth will play Sgt. Donnie Donowitz, and Tarantino is locking in the other actors to play the soldiers who make up the Bastards team. Tarantino regular Tim Roth had been in contention to join the cast but couldn't work out the scheduling because of his upcoming TV series "Lie to Me."
While Pitt will be working for the first time with Tarantino as director, he does have on his resume a small but memorable turn as a stoner in the Tony Scott-directed "True Romance," a script that Tarantino wrote between "Reservoir Dogs" and "Pulp Fiction."

[07.08.2008] meldet...
B.J. Novak could soon be going from pushing paper to fighting Nazis.
"The Office" star is in talks to play one of the soldiers in "Inglorious Bastards," Quentin Tarantino's long-gestating film about a band of Jewish resisters in Vichy-era France.
Novak is expected to play PFC Utivich, described as a soldier of slight build who comes from New York. [...]

[06.08.2008] meldet...
"Hostel" director Eli Roth is on deck to play a baseball bat-swinging Nazi hunter in "Inglorious Bastards," the Quentin Tarantino-directed drama that begins production this fall in Europe for the Weinstein Co. and Universal Pictures.
Brad Pitt is in talks to play Aldo Raine, leader of a rogue band of Jewish-American soldiers who wreak havoc on the bad guys in Nazi-occupied France.
Roth is in talks to play Sgt. Donnie Donowitz.
Roth played a small role in Tarantino's "Death Proof" segment of "Grindhouse" and directed one of the fake movie trailers that played during the film. Tarantino was an executive producer and lent his name as a presenter on Roth's breakout directing hit, "Hostel."
Tarantino is expected to formalize his cast shortly.
Tarantino had planned to meet with Leonardo DiCaprio for the role of SS Col. Hans Landa, only to decide that the role should be played by a German actor.

[31.07.2008] meldet...
Quentin Tarantino's uberviolent WWII project Inglorious Bastards has finally found its star -- and its home. Reps for Brad Pitt confirm that the prolific father is in negotiations to play Lieut. Aldo Raine. (A source says rumors that Tarantino is also courting Leonardo DiCaprio for the role of Col. Hans Landa are false.) After three weeks of very public negotiations -- and after everyone with a Hollywood zip code has seemingly seen a copy of the script -- sources say the movie will land at Universal Pictures. Dealmaking has been handed off to the studio's lawyers, and while nothing is set in stone, it appears that the studio will partner with Tarantino and producer/domestic distributor Harvey Weinstein to cofinance the film and handle international distribution.
Und hier der Kommentar von E-Rock:
I'm one of those with a Hollywood zip code that has read this script. Trust me when I tell you, it's the best thing QT's written since "Pulp Fiction". He's finally over writing love letters to the exploitation films that made him the unique story-teller he is and even though this is period, it IS a Tarantino movie. Violent as hell, funny, it plays with time structure... and even though it's set during WWII, it's not about the war. It's a character-driven revenge tale whose players happen to be living their lives as varied pieces on the war's chessboard. You will love it... ESPECIALLY if Pitt signs on. He will be kick-ass as Raine. And if they get another ringer for Hans Landa, this will be the biggest money maker of QT's career. [...]

[30.07.2008] meldet...
Quentin Tarantino's "Inglorious Bastards" may soon find a home at Universal.
Studio is in negotiations to partner with the Weinstein Co. to bring the World War II drama to the bigscreen. Although deal points are still being ironed out, insiders say a pact is imminent.
The "Pulp Fiction" helmer and Harvey Weinstein met with five studios last week about co-financing the film, and it came down to Paramount and Universal. Par, which wanted to distribute the film in foreign territories, balked at a component of the pact that dealt with how grosses would be accounted given the way that Tarantino's "Kill Bill" contract was structured.
Tarantino recently met with Brad Pitt to play the role of Aldo Raine, though that deal is said to be a long way from closing. Pitt and Universal will need to mend fences following bad blood over Pitt dropping out of U's "State of Play" last year at the eleventh hour.
Shooting is scheduled to begin on "Inglorious Bastards" in the fall in Germany and France.

[25.06.2008] Bei BBC News gibt es ein Interview mit Quentin Tarantino, der das Drehbuch fertiggestellt hat...
[...] Tarantino points out that the original picture was only a source of inspiration, nothing more.
He says, "what actually got me to sit down and put pen to paper was 'hey wouldn't it be fun to do a Dirty Dozen kind of thing?' It doesn't look anything like The Dirty Dozen." [...]
With Inglorious Bastards he will be making his first period film.
But he said: "I don't want it to feel like a period film. I want it to feel current.
"I want it to feel right now. One of the things I have to battle against is 30 years of Nazi-occupation TV movies where we've all seen the big streets and the vintage cars and the Swastikas, and we've just seen that ad nauseum.
"This is a modern, in-your-face movie. This is not a TV movie period piece." [...]

[23.06.2008] Bei AICN gibt es neue Infos zum Film...
[...] The first big thing we learn is that Quentin has been writing almost non-stop on INGLORIOUS BASTARDS - and that the premise is the basic jumping off point from Enzo's original - that you had a bunch of hardened criminals on a military transport during World War II - that got ambushed by the Nazis. Everyone but the criminals gets killed and the prisoners decide to make their way to neutral Switzerland - and must fight the Nazis and the Allies to get there. It's a true No Man's Land scenario.
Well, as Quentin has been writing this - he's done so much research into the actual events of World War II as well as the cinema of World War 2 - that the story kept growing and growing. It became too big for one film - so he's turned it into 2. That's right, INGLORIOUS BASTARDS will be two movies... not unlike KILL BILL.
So that's the big news that I found from the interview.
In addition - the casting we've all heard for all these years... wasn't casting, but conversations that Quentin has had, that have grown to mythic levels. For the first time, Quentin has decided not to write for the voice of actors he's decided to cast in advance. He felt that one can do that, but then they're limiting what they feel an actor can do with the part. He's decided to write the characters with no specific actor in mind. To allow the character to be everything that character can be and to actually find an actor to become that character. What a novel notion.
The opening sequence of Quentin's film is apparently going to be something extraordinary - as Enzo Castellari was geeking out big time just thinking about what Quentin had told him. Classic.
Also - during the interview - as Quentin began talking about Enzo's use of Slow Motion - Enzo's enthusiasm for the technique all but convinced Quentin to stage what he has called a sequence in his film - as an epic slow motion scene - but he was still debating it. [...]

[11.06.2008] Wie CS! meldet, hat Tim Roth noch immer Interesse...
[...] Tim Roth has been rumored to have a role in the film alongside Michael Madsen for a long time. This Friday, Roth can be seen as Emil Blonsky/The Abomination in The Incredible Hulk, and we asked him if he had an update.
"I keep hearing about it, but we haven't talked about it," Roth said. "It's a thing that me and Quentin talked about a long time ago so we'll see. I hope so," he said as he crossed his fingers. [...]

[27.05.2008] Bei gibt es die Übersetzung eines Interviews mit QT in Cannes...
Host: What are the next films that you are going to be making? We're hearing KILL BILL 3, KILL BILL 4, which one is it?
The next movie I'm doing is my World War II movie. I just finished up the first draft and if ALL GOES WELL, I will be here, in Cannes, in 2009 with INGLORIOUS BASTARDS!

[31.05.2007] Moviehole meldet...
It was apparently full-speed ahead for "Sin City 2" - or so we thought.
Michael Madsen, who’d be reprising his role as ‘Bill’ in the sequel, says the fact that Robert Rodriguez’s last film "Grindhouse" bombed at the box office doesn’t fare well for the director’s computer-created "Sin City" follow-up. [...]
Madsen did confirm however that he’d indeed be starring in the long-gestating "Inglorious Bastards" - the next film from Quentin Tarantino.

[03.04.2007] meldet...
Inglorious Bastards will be Quentin Tarantino’s next film, according to the Grindhouse director.
"That will probably be the very next thing I do," Quentin told /Film at the Grindhouse junket. "Robert will probably be doing Sin City 2 coming up fairly shortly. I am going to kind of go on the road with this, around the earth here. I haven’t really done it in a big way in a long time where you spend six months doing it. But I also like writing on the road, it’s a really good time to do that so I will probably finish up ‘Inglorious Bastards’ while I am promoting ‘Grindhouse’."
Bastards is the project Tarantino worked on in the six years in between the releases of Jackie Brown and Kill Bill. Instead of a conventional 100 to 200 page script, he wrote a 600 page work in three feature-length parts. It has been rumored that the resulting film will be released in two or three parts.
Set in World War II, the story revolves around a group of soldiers on their way to be executed, when they get the chance of a reprieve. Tarantino has described them as "not your normal hero types that are thrown into a big deal in World War II."
Michael Madsen will star as Babe Buchinsky. Other names rumored to be involved in the project include: Tim Roth, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Paul Walker, Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Johnny Depp, John Travolta, Harvey Keitel, Fred Williamson, John Jarratt, Mickey Rourke and Christopher Walken.

[04.12.2006] Bei AICN beantwortet Sylvester Stallone Fragen der User...
[...] A long time ago there was a rumor that Quentin Tarantino wanted you, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in his World War II epic "Inglorious Bastards." What are your general thoughts about the film and will you agree to be in it?
I would love to work with Quentin Tarantino and had heard rumors about this World War II epic. I would be insane not to work with such a brilliant filmmaker. I was hoping to work with Quentin in his new GRINDHOUSE film, but unfortunately ROCKY and RAMBO duties prevented that from happening. [...]

[24.04.2006] AICN-Downunder meldet...
[...] Long-time scooper, first-time reader "Lennox" wrote in after hearing Paul Walker interviewed on ABC Radio here in Australia. Turns out he and Tarantino have become buddies after QT saw and loved Walker's violent cunnilingus flick RUNNING SCARED. Quoted Walker, "[Tarantino is doing] this war movie, INGLORIOUS BASTARDS, and I hear the script is great." Not a huge bombshell, especially compared to "[I] may have spoken to him about a role in it...". Could we see Walker's name on a poster alongside John Jarrat, Adam Sandler, Michael Madsen, and Bo Svenson? Definitely maybe. [...]

[22.09.2005] sprach mit Quentin Tarantino...
[...] "['Inglorious Bastards'] will probably be the next thing I do after I finish 'Grind House' with Robert," he said of the long-gestating World War II film viewed by many as his "Dirty Dozen"-influenced project. "That will be my next big Mount Everest, climb-the-mountain kind of project."
"I've got a big portion of it done," the Oscar-winning screenwriter said of his "Inglorious" script. "I've been waiting for all the 'Kill Bill' stuff to be over with, and then to maybe chill on it a little bit, and then [get] ready to finish writing it. ... I have like five years of writing behind me now, and I just need to add one more year to it."
While Tarantino did confirm that longtime leading man Michael Madsen will be in "Inglorious," he denied rumors of uniting former action-film competitors Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film. "No, I never said that. I'm a big fan of both those guys, but all that is just rumors. All these casting things that everyone's been saying is just complete speculation." [...]

[24.05.2005] sprach mit Michael Madsen...
[...] "Quentin's written it now," he FilmFocus, "but we've not started shooting yet. I've read it and you know the Dirty Dozen? It's a bit like that."
But while Madsen was remaining tight-lipped on his role in the film, he did drop a few casting hints. Adam Sandler and Bo Svenson have been attached to the film at various points, and while Svenson wasn't on the list Madsen gave us, a couple of other interesting names are. "It's going to be myself and Tim Roth," Madsen told us most assuredly, "Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy are in it too."
Roth has, of course, worked with Tarantino before on Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, but Sandler and Murphy will both be new additions to Tarantino acting circle and, as with all things Quentin, they seem to be inspired choices.
So there you have it - we've heard all manner of names attached to the project, or projects if you think of it in its two-volume entirety, which Madsen told us is definitely going before the cameras later in the year. That is, provided dear ol' Quentin doesn't get distracted in the mean time. [...]

[27.03.2005] meldet...
"Pulp Fiction" director Quentin Tarantino still has a mighty dream: for Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger to join his BIG world war II epic film "Inglorious Bastards".
"I've said it once and I am going to say it again. I want Bruce, Sly and Arnold for my World War II epic. I have always dream of having these 3 superstars together in a movie. Initially Inglorious Bastards was suppose to be in production way back in 1998 with these casts but I shifted my attention on my other projects such as Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction and Sin City. And right now I think it's the best time to have them. I am very well free right now to focus on this big project that I have had in mind for quite a number of years."said Tarantino. "I am very well getting this into production this year for a 2006 release".
When asked about Arnold being governor, here is what Tarantino said:
"Yes he is Governor and he has his movie coming up by 2006 called The Kid and I... so I hope he can make it for my movie too. We'll see. Maybe during the holidays. We'll shoot the movie quickly. It's possible" [...]

[24.03.2005] sprach mit Michael Madsen, u.a. über "Inglorious Bastards"...
[...] Inglorious Bastards is [..] Tarantino's confirmed next project and Madsen told us that he and Quentin had been discussing it earlier in the day.
"Yeah, we were talking about Inglorious Bastards a couple of hours a go," Madsen told FilmFocus, "he's got an interesting idea of how to make it. I think he's going to cut it up into a couple of different parts, 'cos it's a big story to tell and he doesn't want to cram it all into one show. I don't know the whole story of how he's going to do it but eventually we'll get there, you know."
Madsen also told us the project was one very close to him, "I'm looking forward to doing it," he said, "my father's brother was killed in World War 2, my dad was in the Navy and my cousin Kenny was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam. I've always wanted to play a soldier and being able to do it was Quentin is obviously going to be a great time. A great experience, you know. I think his take on it is gonna be... different. It ain't gonna be the norm that's for sure." [...]

[17.03.2005] sprach mit QT, u.a. über "Inglorious Bastards"...
[...] Without a shooting script for the "Dirty Dozen"-esque homage, any movement on the project is sure be slow. He's been kicking around ideas for the World War II picture for a while, but "Kill Bill" slowed his progress. Tarantino has expressed an interest in having action pros Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger and even funnyman Adam Sandler take part in the film. [...]

[16.03.2005] sprach mit Quentin Tarantino, u.a. über "Inglorious Bastards"...
[...] what is next for the cult director? "I want do a Mandarin language movie, but I'm not sure it'll be the next movie. It'll probably be the next movie I do after the one I do next. I'm doing Inglorious Bastards next. It's my bunch-of-guys-on-a-mission movie. It's my World War 2 movie."
The film will star Michael Madsen for definite, more on that later in the week, and names like Adam Sandler and Bo Svenson have been circling around the project. Tarantino told us it was too early to talk cast, but that he has some people in mind. [...]

[30.10.2003] Greg's Previews schreibt...
In an interview in the latest issue of "Vanity Fair," Quentin Tarantino reveals that one of the projects he worked on in the six years in between the releases of Jackie Brown and Kill Bill Vol. 1 was trying to hammer 'Inglorious Bastards' down as a script. In the process, however, he ended up not writing one script, but three feature-length scripts which he now plans on actually filming as such, rather than doing just one. Some of the questions that remain unknown are if all three films will be called 'Inglorious Bastards' (Volumes 1 through 3?), if 'Inglorious Bastards' is just the name of the first film, if the stories are complete separate, if they feature the same core group of characters, or if they are all basically the same, really-long story, broken out into three parts. Another question to ponder is... will QT try to film all three movies at once, back-to-back?

[28.11.2002] AICN schreibt...
[...] It looks like Quentin Tarantino is going to be bringing us Bo Svenson in INGLORIOUS BASTARDS... Apparently he's going to be playing a LEAD role, if not the lead role.? Now, when I was hanging out in China on the set of KILL BILL, I asked Quentin where the script for INGLORIOUS BASTARDS was in terms of being ready to shoot. Quentin said it was 3/4ths finished. His plan is to finish KILL BILL, show it at Cannes, begin shooting INGLORIOUS BASTARDS that summer (2003), then do the press for the October Release of KILL BILL as he finds himself in Post-Production on INGLORIOUS BASTARDS. Now, we know he wants to cas Adam Sandler in the film... we also know he wants Michael Madsen. I suppose I also find myself wondering if he wants to go with Fred Williamson, since Fred and Bo starred in the original INGLORIOUS BASTARDS back in the seventies - which this isn't a remake of, he just likes the Title [...]

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