Quentin Tarantino did a 40-minute interview with Enzo Castellari, director of the original Inglorious Bastards for the film’s upcoming three disc special edition DVD release and AICN has a detailed rundown of the interview. Included in the interview is the news that Tarantino’s Inglorious Bastards (which is loosley based on Castellari’s film) will be two movies. Check out the highlights after the jump.
Here are some highlights from the AICN article:
- 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.
- 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.