Rarely is it considered newsworthy when a writer finishes a draft of a screenplay, but when the writer is perpetually distracted Quentin Tarantino and the screenplay is for his long planned Inglorious Bastards, ears instantly perk up. Last week Tarantino triumphantly declared to the BBC that he'd put the finishing touches on the script for the World War II flick, a remake of Italian director Enzo Castellari's 1978 cult favorite (which itself was inspired by The Dirty Dozen). He's now working at casting for the project, which he calls a "modern, in-your-face movie," and "not a TV movie period piece that you can put in a box." He's hoping to have Inglorious Bastards ready in time for next year's Cannes Film Festival. Good luck with that one, Quentin.
Tarantino talks in greater depth about his remake plans on the upcoming DVD re-release of Castellari's original Inglorious Bastards. The special three-disc set arrives in stores on July 29th. Posted 07.07.08 by reelz