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Is ‘Killer Crow’ Next on Tarantino’s To-Do List?

Currently enjoying critical spoils and many award nominations for his new film Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino is now, of course, talking about his next effort. So where will Tarantino take us next? That Vega Brothers movie he’s mentioned before, or a Prohibition-era gangster flick? How about a trip back to World War II?

In typical Tarantino fashion, the filmmaker revealed in an interview with The Root that when he was penning his last film, Inglourious Basterds, he envisioned a side story featuring an equally demented squad American soldiers, an all-black squad who go AWOL and cut a bloody swath across France as they try to make it to Switzerland. The name of the film? Killer Crow. Here’s what Tarantino had to say:

“…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.”

Sounds like quite the Tarantino-esque project, but I think it would be nice if he’d move in a direction that has nothing to do with revenge or a period piece. Of course, I’ll be lining up to see it if it comes out though.

What do you think, Bastards? Killer Crow: yay or nay?

Source: Collider

Who loves anime? It’s an incredibly artful and versatile form of animation that encompasses drama, fantasy, sci-fi, and even pornography. But one of anime’s best is the 1988 movie Grave of the Fireflies, which is based on the 1967 novel of the same name by Akiyuki Nosaka, and it seems that someone in Hollywood has an eye on a remake.

The London-based production company Dresden Pictures has optioned the film for a live action adaptation. The story, which Roger Ebert once called “one of the most powerful war films ever made,” follows two children struggling to survive in war-torn Japan during the Second World War. The film builds up to the firebombing of the city of Kobe by American forces, which is rendered in all its horrible detail. The filmmakers dedication to historical accuracy and their vision helped put Studio Ghibli on the map.

So the question is, why would some British guys want to remake it? Well this is where film pursuit might slap a bitch, but there’s speculation that the setting of the film may be switched to England during the blitz. Naturally.

So any Grave of the Fireflies films out there? Who wants to give the first slap?

Source: Comic Book Movie

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