“Universal Lands Tarantino’s ‘Inglorious Bastards’ Despite Hatred Of Harvey” headlines Nikke Finke at Deadline Hollywood Daily. And that’s all she’s got as I’m posting this. Still, yay….?
Over at the New York Sun, Grady Hendrix compares Enzo Castellari’s 1978 film with Tarantino’s proposed remake, writing:
Mr. Tarantino is said to be courting Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio to play the leads in his film about a group of Jewish soldiers who parachute into occupied France in order to bomb a Parisian movie theater where Goebbels’s latest propaganda film is slated to screen. With characters named “the Bear Jew” and “the Jew Hunter,” one gets the feeling that Mr. Tarantino wants to do for Jews what “Reservoir Dogs” did for AM radio hits of the 1970s. But his plot bears little resemblance to Mr. Castellari’s original, which has finally been released in a three-disc, restored DVD edition by Severin Films.
[Photo: Enzo Castellari’s “Inglorious Bastards,” Severin Films, 1978]