In late May at the 61st Cannes Film Festival, notable filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has surprised many and generated much question on the truth of his words when he announced that his next feature film will be a World War II period movie with a title of "Inglourious Basterds". But, apparently, the man behind the success of "Kill Bill" is serious with what he has said and he is now planning to make the movie into two-part films like with "Kill Bill".
In the latest report from AICN, the site noted that Tarantino has done a nearly 40-minute interview with Enzo Castellari, the helmer of the 1977's "Inglourious Bastards", and through which it has been revealed that the 45-year-old is going to separate his version into two flicks. The reason for the splitting of the action drama is said to be stemming from the story that kept growing and growing when he did the writing and researching and eventually it became too big for only one film.
On the casting issue, it is also unearthed from the same interview that the director/screenwriter of "Pulp Fiction" has several names on his mind to be cast. Allegedly, among those he has been considering are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Adam Sandler and Johnny Depp. On the down side, up to date Tarantino insisted that the talks happening between him and the actors are restricted only to just talks and nothing more.
Though much of the plot on Tarantino's version of "Inglourious Basterds" is still laid in the dark, one thing surely confirmed is that it will be set in World War II and the core of the story is similar to Castellari's. The plot is said to be focused on a band of cold-blooded criminals. When they are being transported by the military, the campaign is being ambushed by Nazi. Surviving the sudden attack, they then decide to escape to neutral Switzerland and are forced to fight the Nazis and the Allies all the way to reach their freedom. The film is promised to be previewed firstly at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival in 2009.