Quentin Tarantino’s ‘muse,’ Uma Thurman, let some details slip about QT’s upcoming feature, according to Digital Spy, and claims that it will be a western film entitled A Southern (Note: In several interviews, Tarantino has referred to the film’s genre as ‘a southern,’ ie: a western that takes place in the American South, so A Southern may be a misquote on Digital Spy’s part—and ok, I’m flicking my fanboy nerd switch into the off position now).
So says Uma:
“I think he has a script ready to start off a new film, A Southern…I think it’s really exciting. It’s another new story and a fresh piece of material that he is channeling at the moment. So I think Kill Bill lives down the road.”
Thurman is referring to the long-rumored Kill Bill, Volume 3, which is set to be QT’s next film, and revolves around the child of Vivica A. Fox’s character seeking revenge against Uma Thurman’s ‘The Bride.’
Tarantino has already nabbed Christoph Waltz, who won an Oscar for Inglorious Basterds, to star in the new film, which the filmmaker described in 2009 to the New York Daily News as:
“I’d like to do a Western. But rather than set it in Texas, have it in slavery times. With that subject that everybody is afraid to deal with. Let’s shine that light on ourselves.
“You could do a ponderous history lesson of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. Or, you could make a movie that would be exciting. Do it as an adventure. A spaghetti Western that takes place during that time. And I would call it a Southern.”
No word yet on any further casting news, but if the gods are good they will please, please, please see fit to make sure that Sam Jackson somehow gets a role in this thing—seriously, I miss the days of his Tarantino badassery. We need you back, Sam.
What do you think of the Tarantino news?