“I have about 90 minutes of Django that hasn’t been seen so the idea is to cut together a four-hour version, but not show it like a four-hour movie.”
“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 fucked over by the American military and kind of go apeshit. 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.”
Now, that I would be interested in seeing! It actually sounds like what some were expecting him to do after Basterds – to essentially make an all-black version of that movie, tackling issues specific to African Americans troops at the time – and not what we got in Django.
He had most of the script for Killing Crow already written, he said in late 2012. But whether it’s still something he plans to do is anyone’s guess.
He has said that he can see the end of his filmmaking career, stating that, now at 51 years old, he doesn’t want to be “an old-man filmmaker.”
“I want to stop at a certain point. Directors don’t get better as they get older. Usually the worst films in their filmography are those last four at the end. I am all about my filmography, and one bad film f—s up three good ones. I don’t want that bad, out-of-touch comedy in my filmography, the movie that makes people think, ‘Oh man, he still thinks it’s 20 years ago.’ When directors get out-of-date, it’s not pretty.”
And given that he releases a new film about every 3 to 4 years on average, he may have another 6 or so films in him, before he calls it quits, and moves onto something else. So maybe Killing Crow could be one of the 6.
Meanwhile, Nate Parker is developing a feature film on Nat Turner’s revolt…