Quentin Tarantino reveals details about "Inglourious Basterds" spin-off, "Killer Crow"

The director elaborates on the movie that may be a follow-up to two previous films


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Prachi Gupta
December 27, 2012 11:45PM (UTC)

Hot on the heels of "Django Unchained," Tarantino's latest slavery-era Western, the director has opened up about plans for another film, adding substance to the rumor that "Inglourious Basterds" and "Django Unchained" might be part of a trilogy. Like the two previous films, Tarantino's next would also revolve around characters who overthrow historically oppressive groups, this time telling the story of rebellious black American military troops in 1944, after Normandy.

In an interview with The Root's editor-in-chief, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Tarantino reveals his plans for "Killer Crow":

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"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."

"I have most of that written," he told Gates. "It's ready to go; I just have to write the second half of it."

h/t Indiewire


Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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