Tarantino's Latest, "Kill Bill," Split Into Two Films
by Eugene Hernandez
Miramax will release the new Quentin Tarantino film, "Kill Bill," in two parts according to news and trade reports. In an interview with The New York Times, Miramax chief Weinstein confirmed that the first part of the movie will be released in theaters on October 10 (the film's original release date), with part two debuting between two to six months after that date.
Tarantino's latest, a martial arts movie that stars Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Daryl Hannah, Vivica A. Fox and Michael Madsen, was a three-hour project with a 200 page script according to The New York Times.
After surviving a bullet to her head, Thurman's character "emerges from a coma and swears revenge on her former master and his deadly squad of international assassins" according to a Miramax description of the film.
"Miramax is the house Quentin Tarantino built," Mr. Weinstein said in the New York Times interview today (Wednesday). As such, according to the paper, Weinstein said that the filmmaker was given "carte blanche."
"There were no obstacles involved in splitting up 'Kill Bill' at all because I've always designed the movie, thought about the film, as malleable in any number of versions," Quentin Tarantino said in a statement published by The New York Times. The paper also indicated that there are different versions of the film for Asia, the United States and Europe.
A Miramax representative and a spokesperson for Tarantino did not respond to requests for information late Tuesday.