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Inglourious News

  • May 15: The soundtrack listing is available AND the Inglourious Basterds interactive website is now LIVE!
  • April 6: Inglourious Basterds is set to premiere (as promised) at the Cannes Film Festival (France) in May. The film will be in competition as well.
  • Feb 20: Four official Inglourious Basterds promotional posters have been released! See them HERE!
  • Feb 10: The movie has wrapped an is entering post-production. First clips of the film are already available, a teaser trailer will premiere on US television tonight (see media)
  • Jan 26: We have an Exclusive Inglourious Basterds set report and more pictures now!
  • Jan 24: Front and back of the Stolz der Nation leaflet exclusively on Tarantino.info
  • Jan 21: Tarantino.info's exclusive series of Basterds coverage has started. Click here
  • Jan 9: Composer Ennio Morricone will not be working on the film as was previously under discussion.
  • Dec 31: The Weinstein Company announces August 21, 2009 as the theatrical release date for Inglourious Basterds.
  • Dec 30: Brad Pitt visits Charlie Rose to discuss his latest film and gives a preview of what Lt. Aldo Raine will sound like.
  • Dec 27: QT tells the UK's Empire magazine about what he thinks Basterds is going to be like. Namely he says it will have a touch of Reservoir Dogs, a dash of True Romance and a few drops of Pulp Fiction.
  • Dec 19: QT takes the cast and crew to Paris to shoot some key scenes.

LATEST NEWS ON INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS

  • November 14: Eli Roth is the guest director for the Nazi produced film within the film.
  • November 11: Actress Maggie Cheung will be playing Madame Mimieux. Samuel L. Jackson is rumored to be The Narrator of the film.
  • November 10: Ennio Morricone rumored to do the score.
  • October: A press release finally made the title 'Inglourious Basterds' official.
  • September 19: Actor Jacky Ido has been cast in the role of Marcel, a film projectionist.
  • September 17: French actresses Lea Seydoux & Anne-Sophie Franck have been added to the cast.
  • September 7: French actress Melanie Laurent has been cast in the lead female role: Shosanna Dreyfus.
  • September 3: Cinematographer Robert Richardson who QT worked with on Kill Bill has been added to the film crew.
  • September 2: Actors Til Schweiger and comedian Paul Rust have been added to the cast. No confirmation on which roles they'll be playing. UPDATE: German TV actor Christoph Waltz has also been added to the cast. It is a possibility he will be playing the role of Col. Hans Landa while Daniel Brühl may play another supporting character.
  • August 29: Actress Diane Kruger (Troy) has been asked by QT to play German movie actress Bridget von Hammersmark and Daniel Brühl will be playing the exciting lead role of S.S. Nazi officer, Col. Hans Landa aka "The Jew Hunter".
  • August 27: Actor Daniel Brühl (Goodbye Lenin) has been added to the cast. No word on which character he'll be playing yet.
  • August 25: Actor-comedian B.J. Novak has officially signed on to be Basterds member PFC. Utivich.
  • August 20: Actor Michael Fassbender (300) is in final negotiations to take the role of Lt. Archie Hicox.
  • August 16: Simon Pegg has announced he will not be in the film due to scheduling conflicts.
  • August 15: Comedy master Mike Myers (Austin Powers) has been cast as General Ed Fenech a British officer. Samm Levine (Freaks & Geeks) has been added to the Basterds cast, apparently replacing David Brumholtz who was previously mentioned as being in talks. Its unclear which character he will be playing.
  • August 8: Rumors are flying like grenades in a war around here! The latest word is that Actress Nastassja Kinski (Cat People) is up for the role of the film's German movie star character "Bridget Von Hammersmark", Simon Pegg (Shaun of The Dead) may play head British soldier "Lt. Archie Hicox" and David Brumholtz (Numbers) is said to be up for a yet unknown role, but most likely it will be one of "The Basterds".
  • August 6: Writer-Director/Actor Eli Roth is the first person to officially be cast in the film. He will be starring as Sgt. Donny Donowitz aka "The Bear Jew".
  • July 29: Universal Pictures has signed on to co-finance Inglourious Basterds with The Weinstein Company. Production for the film is set to begin in approximately 8-9 weeks in Berlin, Germany.
  • June 25: Movie reporter Anne Thompson spoke to QT recently at an AFI Awards Ceremony for Warren Beatty where she asked him how long the films running time would be. QT stated he is aiming for it to be approximately the length of Pulp Fiction (154 min).
  • June 3: Tarantino reportedly canceled all summer appareances, including the Rolling Roadshow "Leone Edition" in Spain, to start pre-production.
  • May: While at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, QT stated that he is done editing the first draft and will be editing a second draft soon. He also said that if all goes well he may be bringing Inglourious Basterds to Cannes in 2009.
  • March 2008: * There's a lot of talk about the film to date with rumored casting and talk of the script being in three parts and therefore three films. I guess we have to wait a little longer to find out how it's going to turn out.
  • Filmstalker.com - Friday March 30 2007 - Tarantino to finish writing Inglorious Bastards: Quentin Tarantino has confirmed that Inglorious Bastards is definitely a film he's going to make. He says that he's going to use the time needed to promote Grindhouse worldwide to finish writing the script: "I am going to kind of go on the road with this, around the earth here. I haven't really done it in a big way in a long time where you spend six months doing it. But I also like writing on the road, it's a really good time to do that so I will probably finish up 'Inglorious Bastards' while I am promoting 'Grindhouse'." The comments come from a Grindhouse press junket and it sounds like we could be seeing a script when he's finished the press tour.
  • The Guardian - Tuesday April 4, 2000 - Tarantino on the war path: Those fearing for Quentin Tarantino's sanity may well be turning still more uneasy today. The Reservoir Dogs director is hard at work on a script which contains a tailor-made role for gurning American comic Adam Sandler. Discussing the project at a Miramax Oscar party with a journalist from the Daily Mail, the Reservoir Dogs director described the film as a gung-ho second world war movie in the style of The Dirty Dozen. "I've got a bunch of guys fighting the Nazis, and there's a part for Adam Sandler, and I hope he'll be crazy enough to do it." If and when the script is completed, the film will be Tarantino's first since Jackie Brown in 1997 and only his second in the last seven years. But while Tarantino's star has effectively dropped out of sight, Sandler's has risen at an alarming rate. A breakthrough role in The Wedding Singer led to last year's hit comedy Big Daddy and to the stand-up comic currently commanding an alleged fee of $20m per picture. In addition to toiling on his war movie script, Tarantino has filled his days with some other writing work. He has written the liner notes for one section of Columbia's forthcoming Johnny Cash box-set Love, God and Murder. While he wrote for the Murder section, U2 frontman Bono tackled God and Cash's wife Jane Carter penned the Love notes.