Yes, I spelled that correctly. Director Quentin Tarantino’s grammatically challenged sixth feature film (Kill Bill is one movie, and yes, Death Proof counts) has been 10 years in the making, and today, the teaser trailer was released. Will Inglourious Basterds live up to the hype?
I’m cautiously optimistic. Althought I never went into Grindhouse expecting much, Death Proof frustrated and angered me so much that I almost stopped being a Tarantino fan. Almost.
But then I remember how much I absolutely adore his other films, and I get excited again.
Inglourious, for those that don’t know, is a men-on-a-mission story based in World War II. Brad Pitt has the lead role, and Tarantino-regular Samuel L. Jackson will narrate the whole shebang.
Those two names will hopefully be the Hollywood draw needed to help inject some much-needed excitement into hearing Tarantino’s name again. After Grindhouse‘s awful box-office performance, I wasn’t the only one who lost confidence in Quentin.
We should get a better idea of how Inglourious turns out when it debuts in May at the Cannes Film Festival.
The film’s U.S. release date is August 21.