Spike Lee must be fuming. Fresh off the heals of one of the most polarizing films… well, ever, Quentin Tarantino is already talking about his follow-up to Django Unchained. Per the famed director, in an interview with The Root:
“I don’t know exactly when I’m going to do it, but there’s something about this that would suggest a trilogy. 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.
“So that was always going to be part of it. And I was going to do it as a miniseries, and that was going to be one of the big storylines. When I decided to try to turn it into a movie, that was a section I had to take out to help tame my material. I have most of that written. It’s ready to go; I just have to write the second half of it.
“That would be the third of the trilogy. It would be [connected to] Inglourious Basterds, too, because Inglourious Basterds are in it, but it is about the soldiers. It would be called Killer Crow or something like that.”
Telling people how to feel about movies like Unchained or Inglourious Basterds is a waste of time; the subject matter is going to resonate a bit differently with everyone. But those who are offended by the controversial director’s subject matter had better find a way to cope, because he isn’t going anywhere.
Also, consider this your opportunity to sound off on Django if you’ve already seen it. I saw QT’s latest on Christmas Day and thoroughly enjoyed it, even if some scenes were (extremely) difficult to swallow.