I can’t prove it (nor would I want to) but if I were given the chance of cracking open Quentin Tarantino’s noggin I’d put a safe bet that I’d be welcomed with the same golden radiance that escaped from that sought after briefcase from Pulp Fiction. The man is just bursting with ideas and now it seems that his next potential project is from left over material from some of his previous work, going by the name of Killer Crow.
If it indeed does come to pass, the story will be what was left from the discussed but never finalised miniseries that would play its part alongside QT’s WWII wonder, Inglourious Basterds. The focus would instead shift to a group of black soldiers that unleash a similar punishment to their enemy the same way, Lt. Aldo Raines did with his merry band of maniacs.
Speaking to The Root, Tarantino explained what he had rolling around upstairs and the connections Killer Crow would have with Basterds…
“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 f***ed over by the American military and kind of go apeshit. They basically – the way Lt. Aldo Raines 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.”
Sounds like a ripping good yarn but having said that, news could get out that the Django Unchained director could be making a film about him hunting for his car keys and I’d probably book myself a ticket. Regardless, this is a story that has been left on the floor for some time and considering it’s the scraps from Basterds it’s a short story at that. Be sure to keep an eye out for further details to develop on this if Tarantino ever does let Killer Crow fly.
Speaking of Django Unchained, that’ll be arriving in cinemas January 18.