AceShowbiz - Is Quentin Tarantino trying to build his own cinematic universe? "The Hateful Eight" which was originally envisioned as a sequel for the director's 2012 western flick "Django Unchained" is now revealed to be connected to his 2009 "Inglourious Basterds".
Tim Roth reveals to The Huffington Post that the connection between the two movies lies in his character Oswaldo Mobray. "He's connected to one of the characters. I won't say which one. He's the great, great grandfather of one of the characters in 'Inglourious Basterds,' " so he explains.
In the "Hateful Eight", Oswaldo Mobray is nicknamed The Little Man. Coincidentally B.J. Novak's "Inglourious Basterds" character is called Smithson "The Little Man" Utivich.
Quentin Tarantino himself recently expressed his desire to retire after ten movies. His next big-screen project is still unclear but he teased about adapting Elmore Leonard's novel "Forty Lashes Less One" into a miniseries. He also hinted at revisiting the "Inglourious Basterds" sequel he initially crossed off.
He told Indiewire at a recent event, "The huge stuff that I took out could make its own movie, and it followed a platoon of black troops that were court-martialed and they escape. They were in France; they were going to be hung and in London and their whole thing was to get to Switzerland. And they ended up getting into an adventure and they meet the Basterds, so I ended up taking all that out."