Quentin Tarantino has a lot of ideas for movies that he’s never ended up filming but an Inglorious Basterds spinoff titled Killer Crow might still end up on his plate …
Before Quentin Tarantino turned his attention to Westerns for his past two movies — Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight — he was immersed universe surrounding World War II, which resulted in his acclaimed featured Inglorious Basterds.
Back in 2012, Tarantino mentioned the possibility of a spin off project from Inglorious Basterds that he originally had planned as a small segment of the movie itself before he removed it all together. He then thought about making it into a feature all by itself called Killer Crow.
“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,” Tarantino told The Root in 2012.
“So that was always going to be part of it. And I was going to do it as a miniseries, and that was going to be one of the big storylines. When I decided to try to turn it into a movie, that was a section I had to take out to help tame my material. I have most of that written. It’s ready to go; I just have to write the second half of it. It would be [connected to] Inglourious Basterds, too, because Inglourious Basterds are in it, but it is about the soldiers. It would be called Killer Crow or something like that.”
There’s still no word on what Tarantino plans to do next — although a Western TV miniseries based on Elmore Leonard’s Forty Lashes Less One is possible — but he’s given a glimmer of hope that he might return to that Killer Crow script he started and just never got around to finishing.
“Yeah, that’s definitely in the old incubator,” Tarantino told EW about Killer Crow. “That definitely is one of the ones that I could do. And the fact that I have about half of that written goes a long way towards hearing the microwave ding.”
So far Tarantino’s latest film The Hateful Eight has been doing very well in theaters and it probably won’t take the prolific writer/director long to zero in on his next project but whether that’s Killer Crow remains to be seen.