Quentin Tarantino is busy doing the media rounds in anticipation of his latest opus, Hateful Eight. And as exciting as the new 70mm Western sounds, he spends a lot of time in his interviews discussing things other than the movie. He’s been thrust into the middle of the police violence debate after attending a rally and being vilified by police unions to the point where they plan on boycotting his films. And on a less political level, there’s always more to be said about his back catalog of classic movies.
Ben Mankiewicz of What The Flick?! sat down with Quentin for an hour long interview that covered everything, including rumors of a potential Kill Bill 3. Here’s what Quentin Tarantino had to say about that:
There definitely is a possibility … stop short of saying probability, but there could be! It could be. For one reason in particular. Well one, me and Uma [Thurman] would have a really good time working together again. And I wanted the character to have … I put that character – not Uma, I put Uma through a lot too – but I put that character of Beatrix Kiddo through a lot. And so I wanted her to have this much time for peace. I wanted her to have some time with her daughter and not have to be in the genre-machine. She could actually enjoy her life for a while. The whole idea was that everyone would be as old as they are.
But the other thing is I think Kill Bill is pretty much hands down probably my most visionary movie, insofar as I really went beyond the Pulp Fiction stuff to create this world that really doesn’t exist. Where they actually have samurai sword holders on airplanes where the cup holder would be and that’s all good and everyone accepts it. That’s just how it is! Fourteen year old girls hang out in bubblegum bars and eviscerate men and get away with it. So the thing about it was that is probably my most visionary cinematic contribution. Now since then my work has taken a turn towards literary and it’s gotten denser and denser … so it would be nice to go back to a visceral world that’s not about the words any more.
Tarantino loves building movies around actors and has an entire posse of regulars that show up in his films, but he and Uma – who have had a rumored on and off romantic relationship for years now – haven’t worked together since Kill Bill. Uma Thurman is down with the idea – the last time Kill Bill 3 was brought up in the fall, Tarantino specifically mentioned how much she wanted to do it. And he’s even sketched out the idea for a plot, with the daughter of Vivica A. Fox’s character Copperhead returning to take revenge on The Bride.
So what do you think? Will Tarantino return to the world of Kill Bill and turn his duology into a proper trilogy? He even noted in the same interview that he’d “be happy to do” a mini-series on television with the way serialized shows have been embraced by audiences now. It all just depends on whether he wants this to be one of his final products. He recently stated he feels like he’s got ten movies in him before retirement, with Hateful Eight being (appropriately enough) number eight.