Quentin Tarantino is riding high on the solid box office, critical acclaim and, of course, controversy over his new gunslinging slavery epic Django Unchained, and now he's revealing details of the planned trilogy cap to Django and Inglourious Basterds,potentially called Killer Crow, that would incorporate characters from Basterds -- and surely court more controversy.
In a new interview with The Root, Tarantino explains, "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 (played by 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."
"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," he continues. "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 – [set] in '44. It would be after Normandy."
There's no word yet on whether or not Pitt, Eli Roth, B.J. Novak, Omar Doom and the rest of their Basterds characters actually appear in the film since the script has yet to be completed – and Tarantino's next project to roll in front of cameras could very well be a 1930s-set gangster drama – but it's pretty exciting to contemplate a Basterds reunion, with new characters no doubt descended from the ones of Django Unchained.
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