Quentin Tarantino is well known for spouting off ideas for movies he would like to make or see made but never come to fruition, but when he becomes devoted to making a particular film, he tends to see it through from writing the script longhand on yellow legal pads to the eventual theatrical release.
He had developed Inglourious Basterds for most of his directing career until it was finally released to great acclaim and fantastic box office in the summer of 2009. He also came up with the idea for what would become his genre-hopping revenge epic Kill Bill during a late night bull session with Uma Thurman (who would star in Kill Bill 1 & 2 as the vengeful assassin the Bride) on the set of Pulp Fiction. The movie was released in two parts in October 2003 and April 2004 and was also a huge critical and financial success for the energetic filmmaker.
Following the release of Kill Bill Tarantino revealed that he was quite prepared to close the book on the saga of the Bride. He started discussing the possibility of making Kill Bill Vol. 3, which would be set ten years after the end of Vol. 2 and would focus on the Bride being hunted down for revenge by the matured daughter of Vernita Green, one of the Bride’s fellow assassins who tried – and failed – to kill her at her wedding (played by Vivica A. Fox). The action would also presumably involve the Bride’s grown daughter as well.
The project has been on Tarantino’s mind for years and he had wanted to wait a decade before returning to those characters so the actresses who played the daughters in the first two Kill Bill movies would have ample time to age into adulthood. But when the director was asked about the status of Vol. 3 at the recent Toronto premiere of his latest film Django Unchained, he said, “I don’t know if there’s ever going to be a Kill Bill Vol. 3. We’ll see, probably not though.”
This news does not disappoint me as it is bound to do for other devotees of Tarantino’s films. Kill Bill, especially when it is presented in its intended version (the elusive “Whole Bloody Affair” cut that has yet to see an official U.S. release), is a very satisfying tribute to the kung fu epics and spaghetti westerns that helped shape the director’s cinematic ambitions in his youth. It also feels like a complete film that to me does not really warrant a sequel. The idea of someone seeking revenge on the Bride seems redundant and is best left to the imagination. Since Tarantino is already talking about retiring from filmmaking, I would rather see him continue to make original works instead of tired retreads.
Then again there was a time when it looked like he would never make Inglourious Basterds as the script kept growing into something of television miniseries length. You just never know with that guy.
[Source: We Got This Covered via Geek Tyrant]