Quentin Tarantino is notorious for talking up projects that never come to fruition. We’re probably never seeing his long-threatened Vega brothers spin-off, which would unite on-screen John Travolta’s Vincent and Michael Madsen’s Vic/Mr. Blonde. (Although both could probably use the patented Tarantino-brand comeback.) And yet he persists. Recently he yet again brought up his proposed Star Trek movie, even describing it as “Pulp Fiction in space.” Now he’s returning to the idea of a Kill Bill Vol. 3.
As caught by The Independent, the legendary filmmaker was on the Happy Sad Confused podcast recently, talking about his latest opus, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Their chat eventually veered towards the threequel to his two-part genre extravaganza, in which Uma Thurman played a wronged ex-assassin out to get those who put her in a coma.
“Me and Uma have been talking about it recently, frankly, to tell you the truth,” Tarantino blurted out. But he wasn’t going to let people completely lose their minds, admitting, “I’m not sure I’m going to do it but I have thought about it a little further.”
Still, he won’t let this flame go completely out. “If any of my movies were going to spring from any of my movies,” he added, “it would be the third Kill Bill.”
Now, for one thing, Tarantino has threatened to only direct 10 movies, then retire. He may renege on that much like the way he promises movie he’ll never make, or maybe he’ll decide to bow out with his twist on Star Trek.
For another, he’s been talking about Kill Bill Vol. 3 since around the time Kill Vol. 2 hit theaters, back in 2004. And if there is going to be a Vol. 3, his proposed idea would perhaps require some more time.
Here’s his pitch: Remember Nikki, the four-year-old daughter of Vivica A. Fox’s Vernita Green, codename Copperhead, who looked on as Thurman’s The Bride, aka Beatrix Kiddo, killed her mom? And remember how The Bride told the young girl that if she still “feels raw about it,” she could seek her out? That would be Kill Bill Vol. 3. And at this point Nikki would still be only 19, meaning she might need a few more years before we see Kill the Bride, or whatever Tarantino could call it. Or perhaps The Bride will go kill someone else, or perhaps he’ll never make it ever, who knows?
(Via The Independent)