Quentin Tarantino has come out with some fantastic movies. His releases are almost like an event, where we all get excited over any bit of news and the box office are always guaranteed a hit. You can’t help but wonder how many ideas never made the big screen though. How many ideas were bouncing in his head that never became a finished script? This article takes a look at some of the Tarantino films we nearly had, even for better or for worse.
3 – DOUBLE V VEGA
I have already said that Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction and Vic Vega from Reservoir Dogs are actually brothers. This is a common fact and the most obvious sign that Tarantino’s movies all fall under the same crazy universe. However, at one point, Tarantino wanted to make an origin movie for these two brothers. John Travolta and Michael Madsen were all ready to reprise their roles and make another Tarantino gangster film. However, before Tarantino had a chance to come up with a decent story, age happened. It was quite clear that the two actors were a lot older than their original characters, destroying the chance of an origin story. The idea had to be scrapped.
Although this premise is kind of cool, part of me thinks it is a good thing this movie didn’t happen. For once, I quite like that little piece of trivia about the two characters being brothers and a movie, making that fact obvious to everyone, would take away from the charm and subtlety of the movies. The Tarantino universe is something for you to explore when you look deeper, not a cheap gimmick sitting on the surface of the story. On a lesser note, it would have felt like a spin-off of his greatest hits. As much as I want to see a story about the two greatest Tarantino gangsters, I am glad he moved away from the genre, becoming a much more three-dimensional director. There is a small twinge of regret that this film wasn’t made, but I am not heart-broken over the idea.
2 – KILL BILL 3
Out of all the films, this is the one I am most gutted about not seeing. Thankfully, it is the only one with a small chance of still being made.
I am sure you know the premise as movie fans everywhere have been crying out for it. The first scene in the two films shows us Uma Thurman killing an enemy, not realising until after, her daughter had watched the whole bloody ordeal. It is hinted that the little girl would come after Beatrix when she was older, but of course, the movie didn’t have the time frame to bring that story to light. Tarantino said he wanted to wait ten years before making Kill Bill 3. Beatrix was living happy with her child and then this figure from her past shows up, wanting to take her life. It is the perfect epilogue.
Tarantino has said that it is unlikely he will make this film now, yet never say never. The fans are demanding it and it is the kind of film that works best with the age gap. No matter how long we wait, that story is always hovering there. It is like a wine – the longer we wait, the better the final product will be. Who knows? Maybe this could be Tarantino’s last movie. His final work of art before bowing out of the movie business.
1 – CASINO ROYALE
Yes, Tarantino, at one point, wanted to create his own Bond film. It is suggested that the only reason Bond returned was so Tarantino couldn’t get his hands on it.
It sounds like a terrible idea. Tarantino would tarnish the Bond franchise by throwing his little trademarks into it. Long monologues, flashy soundtracks and bloody violence. You can see Tarantino throwing in all of these little references and taking Bond to strange places. But at the same time, aren’t you just that little bit curious? He confirmed that he would film it in black and white and his Bond would be Pierce Brosnan. It could be a more retro Bond, resorting to the old spy thriller but with a gory stand-off for the end. And Christopher Waltz for the villain. Part of me really wants to see this movie.