Quentin Tarantino Says INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and DJANGO UNCHAINED May Be Part of a Trilogy

     October 29, 2012


It’s no secret that many of writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s films are interconnected.  John Travolta’s character in Pulp Fiction is the brother of Michael Madsen’s character in Reservoir Dogs, the synopsis of Kill Bill is described as a TV pilot in Pulp Fiction, and just recently we learned that Inglourious Basterds may also fit perfectly into Tarantino’s movie universe.  Now the director himself is commenting on a new connection, revealing that Basterds and the upcoming Django Unchained may eventually form 2/3 of a trilogy.  Hit the jump to see what he said.

django-unchained-quentin-tarantino-movie-image-set-photoSpeaking with Total Film (via The Playlist), Tarantino dropped the three-parter nugget:

Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained bespeak a trilogy. As different as they are, there is a companion piece quality. There might very well be a third one. I just don’t know what it is yet.”

Both films are period, stylized accounts of major events in history, so it’s not hard to see Tarantino venturing into similar territory with a further film.  Moreover, Christoph Waltz has a principal role in both Basterds and Django, so it would be fun to see him team up with Tarantino once again.

Tarantino has spoken passionately about sequels and spin-offs for many of his films in the past, but as of yet none of those have come to fruition.  As such, we shouldn’t outright expect a third installment in this possible trilogy anytime soon.  However, The Playlist notes that QT has previously mentioned a 1930s gangster film as a possible future project, so it’s conceivable that that period setting could provide Tarantino with an outlet to complete the aforementioned trilogy.  For now, we’re all just eager to see Django Unchained when the film opens on Christmas Day.


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  • Rick

    I’d love to see him do a 50′s private eye movie. A 30′s gangster movie would be cool too.

  • Joshua W.

    I’m going to call it now… American Revolution Film!

    • Louis

      I would LOVE an American Revolution film done by Tarantino.

      • Nafan

        A movie about the native americans fighting back against early Americans… Awesome.

  • Sam

    I would absolutely kill to see him do something in a baroque/18th-century style. Something in the vein of Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon.”

  • Collin V.

    Tarantino doing a ’30s gangster flick?? YES PLEASE.

  • ISeemToBeAVerb

    I’m still intrigued with the idea of a Tarantino Man From U.N.C.L.E. film. But any spy movie set in the sixties (or even fifties) would be cool by me.

  • ISeemToBeAVerb

    I’m still intrigued with the idea of a Tarantino Man From U.N.C.L.E. film. But any spy movie set in the sixties (or even fifties) writen and directed by Quentin T. would be cool by me.

  • Goop

    He’s kinda been dealing with oppressed minority groups and the moral ambiguity of justice. They both are these sort of twisted and awesome revenge stories. I hope he explores Native American themes, especially since he himself has Native ancestry. Plus there’s a lot to explore there.

  • James Freud

    I want to see him do a prehistoric film. With dinosaurs! Maybe a reboot of ‘Caveman’ with Ringo Starr. See where that character is 30 years later. YEAH!

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  • Dan

    I’d like to see Tarantino take on a midevil story kind of like Game of Thrones.

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  • Jordan

    both are speghetti western stylized period pieces with Christoph Waltz in a major role that feature violent revenge against a group of assholes from history i.e, Nazis and Slave-owners. What other time period story could fit this criteria? What other fuckers from history would you like to see get their asses kicked? I know tarantino has made comments about wanting to do a cold war era spy movie and a 30s gangster pic but I can’t figure out who from this time would fit that kinda criteria

  • Kevin

    Maybe a movie with Christoph Waltz about a group of abused women in the 1960s killing their abusive husbands?

  • Victor

    It’ll be like Leone’s Dollar’s Trilogy… Tarantino’s Revenge Trilogy, or his Vengence Trilogy sounds pretty awesome! And it’ll go perfectly with Kill Bill Vols.1, 2 and 3!


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