Quentin Tarantino Almost Made A ‘Luke Cage’ Movie Starring Laurence Fishburne

Maybe saying “almost” in the headline is an exaggeration. Quentin Tarantino has “almost” made an amazing roster of films, including projects based around the James Bond franchise, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Modesty Blaise, and multiple Elmore Leonard novel adaptations. And he spoke about sequels/prequels to Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, and Inglourious Basterds. Oh, and there was a ’70s style airplane disaster movie, a ’30s gangster story, and a Ku Klux Klan revenge movie. And did we mention the rumors about a Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! softcore porn remake? Man, Quentin Tarantino’s Coke Wizard has been keeping busy.

Nonetheless, Tarantino tells MTV about yet another movie he almost made.

“After Reservoir Dogs, I had considered doing a Luke Cage hero for hire movie,” Tarantino said when asked if he had ever considered making a type of blockbuster film that wasn’t one of his originally scripted ideas. “Ed Pressman owned it at that time and we talked about it. And I talked with Larry Fishburne about being Luke Cage and he really liked that idea.” [The Playlist]

Then he said he wrote Pulp Fiction instead. Fair enough. I wouldn’t give up the Pulp Fiction references we’ve been making over the years in exchange for all of the hair snakes in the world.