A rave from The Guardian:
The Luke Cage Movie That Quentin Tarantino And Laurence Fishburne Could Have Made - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movies and TV News and Rumors
Oh man...that would have been PERFECT!Here’s Tarantino, speaking to MTV:
After Reservoir Dogs, I had considered doing a Luke Cage, Hero for Hire movie. Ed Pressman owned the rights at that time, and we talked about it. I talked to Larry Fish about being Luke Cage, and he really liked that idea. Then I ended up writing Pulp Fiction.
All talk, no pen to paper. I’m sure had Tarantino even written one page he’d have told us about it. Still, we got Pulp Fiction and that’s nothing to sniff it.
The roots of Luke Cage were in blaxploitation, and Tarantino has already drawn from that well. On the one hand, he has shown that he “gets it,” on the other hand, he may feel that he’s done with that genre – if it is a genre, it’s arguable – and doesn’t need to visit it again.
In an intense scene with co-star Samuel L. Jackson, Leo pounds a table, where a shot glass is sitting. “But what happened was the shot glass somehow slid over underneath where he was always slamming his hand down. And in one take, he slams his hand down and the shot glass goes through his hand,” co-star Jamie Foxx explained during the press conference for Quentin Tarantino’s newest movie in NYC. “And now blood is shooting out of his hand and I’m like ‘Does everyone else see this? This is crazy!’ and he keeps going. And I almost turned into a girl looking at it! But what was amazing is he was so into his character that even when they finally said ‘Cut,’ he was still this guy… people almost gave him a mini ovation. It was amazing to see that.”
Wow...he cut his hand and didnt break character- a true profile in courage. Not knocking dicaprio but Foxx sounds like the biggest ***** on the planet.
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Watch: Sergio Corbucci's 'Navajo Joe' In Full, Which Quentin Tarantino Says You Should See Before 'Django Unchained' | The Playlist
That's the whole movie, free and watchable right there.Indeed, when a Reddit user ran into the director and asked him to name the one western he should watch before "Django Unchained," Tarantino paused for just a moment before saying, "Najavo Joe." The film is one of four pictures director Sergio Corbucci cranked out in 1966 (including the now legendary "Django") and stars Burt Reynolds as the titular American Indian who seeks vengeance on the men who killed his tribe. Diehard Tarantino heads will know the director lifted some of Ennio Morricone's score for "Kill Bill Vol. 2" (for The Bride's opening speech and duel with Elle Driver, and for Bill's death).
Quentin Tarantino Wrote A Story About A Well-Endowed Black Man Called Jody The Grinder That He Couldn't Fit Into 'Death Proof' | The Playlist
Speaking with The Village Voice, Tarantino reveals he had written something revolving around Joey The Grinder, a character from black folklore with "the biggest dick." The story goes that Joey was caught in bed with the master's wife and was hung, and then....things got even more interesting. "He met the devil, ****ed the devil, and the devil sent him back to Earth, with a curse to walk the Earth for eternity, ****ing white women," Tarantino laughed.
But as always, Tarantino leftovers find a way of still being used. Describing him as a Paul Bunyan- or Bill Pecos-type character, a mythological figure and "uber-masculine black male figure of folklore," some of those qualities wound up in Django. So there you go. We'll have to think about how nuts a Joey The Grinder movie might've been, but Django seems to at least have some of his swagger.
Quentin Tarantino Reveals Details on Potential New Film KILLER CROW | Collider
Although QT seems to be in his most active phase ever, the 'wait and see' rules that usually apply to his riffspeak always apply.“…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.
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…That would be the third of the trilogy. 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.”