Hints on Tarantino’s next work
Although Django Unchained will not open in Australia until 25th January, Tarantino’s skills at wooing audiences and creating irrepressible speculations surrounding future projects already have kicked into gear. This time, the rumours surround a possible film which would fit in a trilogy, along with Django and Tarantino’s 2009 flick, Inglourious Basterds.
Although this at first may seem like an incongruous link-up given that Django is set in Mississippi at a time much earlier than the revenge gang of Basterds had any Nazi heads to scalp, Tarantino’s idea of connecting the films them may have more to do with the theme of revenge that propels the plotlines of each film. In an interview with TheRoot, Tarantino speculated that the film would be called Killer Crow, and would focus on a group of African-American soldiers who, after being wronged by the US military, go on a killing spree. The film would be set during WWII.
He explained in an interview with TheRoot: “I don't know exactly when I'm going to do it, but there's something about this that would suggest a trilogy.” He continued: “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.”
Military men going “apes**t”? Wanton killing sprees? Just another day in the life, then.