QUENTIN TARANTINO DISAPPOINTED BY HAPPY FEET

HollywoodQuentin Tarantino Disappointed By Happy Feet. The Exec sat down with the maverick auteur in a series of exclusive interviews and one question we asked why was Quentin Tarantino disappointed by Happy Feet? 


Quentin Tarantino Disappointed By Happy Feet?

‘So there I was, years ago, having morning coffee with George Miller in the Beverly Wilshire. It must have been about 2006. And he starts to tell me he has a new film coming out and it’s called Happy Feet. I said to him ‘Stop talking right fucking now George. Don’t you say another word, I’m in. I gotta see this movie blind. I don’t wanna hear another fucking thing about it.’ I mean it was like fireworks going off in my head, but also in my pants.’

‘Private Screening’

‘I got George to send me over a print to my office so I could have, you know, a ‘private screening’. I get it all set up by myself. I’ve given everyone the afternoon off so I could really go to town on this sucker. I’ve got plenty of lotion and Cleenex and I’m sat down, ready to have my world rocked. And then the movie starts.’

What The Fuck Is This?

‘This fucking cutesy cartoon comes on. Fucking Penguins running around, dancing and fucking singing. No one even gets shot in the first reel. No one has any fucking toes. It’s all webbed feet and fucking dancing. What the actual shit? This is from the guy who made Mad Max. Where’s the fucking apocalyptic, steam-punks in leather chaps and S&M gear? It’s got the word feet in the title. Where’s Uma with her beautiful big toes?’

Not All Bad

‘Man, I was so frustrated after seeing that movie. It was around the time I was writing the final touches on my shooting script for Inglorious Basterds and so I just thought, fuck it. I’m gonna shoot Hitler in the face. And a movie moment was born. True story.’

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SAMUEL L. JACKSON TO STAR IN PASSENGERS WHO HAVE PAID FOR THEIR SEATS ON A PLANE

HOLLYWOOD – Samuel L. Jackson is to star in the sequel to his cult hit Snakes on a Plane with the United Airways based movie: Passengers who Have Paid for Their Seats on a Plane.

Pulp Fiction and Unbreakable star Samuel L. Jackson is to make the follow up to Snakes on a Plane. Passengers who have Paid for Their Seats on a Plane will follow on directly from the first film, but with a topical theme. Jackson spoke tot he Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:

We have ripped the story from the headlines. Literally. Ripped them and then taped them to a sheet of A4 and then put a title page on it and we got the money. I’m back playing Neville Flynn and I’m just going home for the holidays, but now I work for United Airlines. We get on this flight with some other workers. But the flight is full and we ask for volunteers to go on the next flight. No one agrees and at one point I lose my temper. And I shout ‘I’m sick and tired of these muthafucking passengers who have paid for their muthafucking seats on this muthafucking plane!’ It’s a classic.

Passengers who Have Paid for Their Seats on a Plane comes out in 2018.

SAMUEL L JACKSON TO PLAY PRINCE CHARLES IN THE NEW KING

HOLLYWOOD – Samuel L. Jackson will play the role of Prince Charles in a forthcoming film.

Pulp Fiction star Samuel L. Jackson will play Prince Charles in a new film about the British royal. Scripted by Peter Morgan, The Mutha f’King tells the story of Prince Charles ascension to the throne, following the abdication of his mother Queen Elizabeth II. The role was initially to go to Colin Firth, but Jackson approached the director promising to do the film for free.

Jackson spoke with the Studio Exec EXCLUSIVELY:

I’m sick of young British actors coming over to the States and taking our roles so I decided I was going back to the old country and get some payback. You think Colin Firth is the only asshole who can do regal. I can go regal on that muthafucka, you’ll see.

Jackson recently made headlines with his assertion that black British actors were doing American roles to the detriment of young American black actors. He is currently leading an effort to reverse the trend.

Director Stephen Frears had this to say about his casting choice:

I wanted people to look at Charles in a different way. People think they know him, but in reality Charles is a very different man in private. Something Sam is able to capture is his foul language, which might come as a surprise but is totally true to the original.

Prince Charles himself said that he was ‘ecstatic’ about the prospect of seeing the film.

The Mutha f’King will be released in 2018.

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LIAM NEESON DISPATCHED TO RESCUE CHRIS CHRISTIE

NEW JERSEY – Liam Neeson has been dispatched by the FBI in an attempt to rescue New Jersey Governor.

Action film star and revered Irish actor Liam Neeson is to attempt to rescue New Jersey governor and former presidential candidate Chris Christie. FBI spokesperson Audrey Hamilton spoke exclusively with the Studio Exec:

Mr. Christie’s family first got in touch about a fortnight ago. He had not returned home following the suspension of his presidential campaign. At first family members believed that Mr. Christie needed some space and time to reflect. They were shocked when they saw him endorsing his arch-rival Donald Trump. Despite his words it was evident to law officers that from his body language and especially from the look in his eyes that Mr. Christie was very likely behaving under extreme duress. Further film evidence shows him being paraded around by Donald Trump who at whim uses him as the butt of his jokes, or orders him to get back in his plane, where he is believed to be chained up like the ‘gimp’ in Pulp Fiction and only fed fruit flavored pop tarts.

 Liam Neeson was called, using a special number that causes a red telephone to ring in his house. A representative for the actor says that he has been training with Gabriel Byrne for just such an eventuality.

We at the FBI have nothing but praise for the conduct of Mr. Neeson. He answered his differently colored telephone almost immediately and said he had a ‘certain set of skills’. We asked if he would use these skills to free Mr. Christie.

Would Liam Neeson be expected to ‘take out’ Donald Trump?

The FBI couldn’t possibly comment on that. That would be the CIA’s department.

Liam Neeson will be appearing in Martin Scorsese’s The Silence next month.

THE HATEFUL EIGHT – REVIEW

THE HATEFUL EIGHT – REVIEW: Quentin Tarantino’s second Western is a bloody locked room mystery of a wide screen claustrophobia and unbridled suspicion and violence.

John Ruth (Kurt Russell at his most John Wayne-y) is a bounty hunter nicknamed the Hangman, because instead of shooting his targets and bringing them to town over a saddle insists on seeing them hang. Escorting notorious female felon, Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to the gallows he meets Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson), a former soldier turned bounty hunter who has his own bodies to bring to market. Along the way they also meet Chris Mannix (Walton Goggins), a Confederate bushwhacker turned Red Rock sheriff. Why all these characters happen upon one another while running ahead of a potentially deadly blizzard is never fully explained and the mystery gets even deeper when they arrive at the dubious refuge of Minnie’s Haberdashery where they meet up with cowboy, Michael Madsen, Englishman, Tim Roth, Southern General, Bruce Dern and Mexican Bob, Demian Bechir. Minnie, sweet Dave and the other regulars of the place are missing and something is obviously afoot.

What follows is bloody and witty, long-winded, frustrating, violent (obviously) and both overwhelming and underwhelming at exactly the same time. The premise is much more modest than the epic treatment it is given. The Hateful Eight feels like an Agatha Christie inspired bottle episode of Bonanza written by Sam Peckinpah, but why it has to be three hours long  and shot in 70 mm is beyond me. There are performances to relish from the veterans of the cast – and it is a blessed relief to not have to put up with the supposedly brilliant Christoph Waltz any longer. Ennio Morricone’s score is worth the price of admission alone. The opening scenes of the snowy Wyoming landscapes are gorgeous but like many mysteries the initial intrigue leaks out with each ho-hum revelation. Of plot holes there are several and Bob and Harvey Weinstein might do well to employ a tough no nonsense script editor on the final two Tarantino productions.   All of that said, The Hateful Eight is a better film than Django Unchained and Inglourious Bastereds, though it doesn’t reach the early peaks of Pulp Fiction and Reservoir Dogs.

 

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QUENTIN TARANTINO TO FILM BONANZA

HOLLYWOOD – Quentin Tarantino has announced his next film will be a ‘re-imagining/rip off’ based on the popular TV show Bonanza.

Speaking last night EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec, Reservoir Dogs director Quentin Tarantino had this to say:
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QUENTIN TARANTINO WILL FILM NEXT MOVIE ON A CAMERA WITH A TURNY HANDLE

HOLLYWOOD – Tarantino’s next movie to be filmed using one of those cameras that you have to manually wind the film through the camera with a handle on the side like the olden days.

Quentin Tarantino will do anything to go back to the old school. Film in 70mm, use VHS rather than Netflix and make compilations of his favorite music on a cassette. His anachronistic mania will now include filming his latest film using an old fashioned camera that requires manual winding of the film. The Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill director wheeled his cabriolet into the parkway of the Studio Exec bungalow so as to explain himself further.

I’ve always been a fan of the old classics. The silent movies of Eissenstien, Chaplin, Keaton, D.W. Griffiths and especially F.W. Murnau and so when I started to wonder about my next movie it occurred to me that I wanted to go back and make a film the way those dudes did. I wanted to recreate some of the excitement that must have been right there at the birth of cinema and in order to do tha I needed to physically limit myself to use tyhe equipment they would use as well. That way there’s no special effects except more or less what we can do in camera. I won’t be able to write a lot of my dialogue because … well, otherwise the title cards will last longer than the actual film. It’s a whole series of disciplines that we need to master and rediscover as we make this film.

But is there still an audience for it?

Yes, I’d say so. I was watching a Charlie Chaplin film with some young friends and they all really dug it. The success of The Artist and Hugo as well shows that there is a real hunger for this era.

It sounds fantastic. What will the new movie be about?

It’s going to be my first Science Fiction movie and I’m quite nervous becuase this is a genre I’ve never tried before. Essentially the Inter-Galactic Empire of the Thorgs is threatened by a small band of Freedom Fighters. The Rebels learn that the Thorgs have built a massive all powerful battle station. So large it looks like a small moon.

That sounds familiar.

Yes, I know. The reason is that I’m basing it on Akira Kurosawa’s Hidden Fortress.

Wars in the Stars will be released only at selected Nickelodeons around the country in 1915.

RARE PULP FICTION SCREEN TESTS

HOLLYWOOD – Quentin Tarantino has just released some rare photographs of early screen tests for “Pulp Fiction”.

First there was the list of casting possibilities and today saw the release of some rare photographs depicting screen tests from Pulp Fiction, offering a rare insight into the film that could have been. In the first shot Jules is still played by Samuel L. Jackson but John Travolta had originally turned down the role of Vince Vega and the character was played by Jim Carrey. Carrey was eager to establish himself as a serious actor, following his success in such films as “Ace Ventura” and “The Mask”.

The second picture shows another hopeful for the role of Vince Vega, the self-proclaimed King of Pop Michael Jackson. An obvious attraction was his suitability for the dance scene, but it turned out that his acting ability did not match his moves.

Quentin Tarantino spoke EXCLUSIVELY to the Studio Exec about the photographs and the story behind them:

Casting Pulp Fiction was especially difficult. With Reservoir Dogs I had really just been lucky, but for Pulp Fiction I had so manypulp fiction people knocking on my door, I could have cast anyone. I was so enthused that I ended up testing anyone I could think of, just so I could talk to them and spend some time with them. I think when it came down to it I never had any intention of casting Michael Jackson as Vega. Carrey on the other hand was very close to how I had imagined Vincent. But then Travolta finally came to his senses and that was that.

An exhibition of Pulp Fiction memorabilia is currently on display in PixelFaker’s closet HERE.

HIDDEN GEMS: 4. PULP FICTION

Hidden Gems is a series bringing to light little known filmic gems and rarities that have somehow managed to slip through the collective cinematic consciousness. You’re welcome. This week Pulp Fiction.

Don’t let the title put you off, this little known B-film ‘giallo’ Pulp Fiction by reclusive Italian neo-realist director Quentinio Tarantino is well worth seeking out.
Starring a cast of unknowns – Tarantino in one of the rare interviews he has given said he despised Hollywood celebrity – the film tells three inter-related stories of the ‘malavita’ of Los Angeles. Hitman Vince Vega is played with sleazy charm by newcomer John Travolta, whose dialogue was dubbed by Michael J. Fox so thick was his Calabrian accent. Murderous boxer Butch is played by Bruce Willis, a television actor who at the time had a hugely successful career as a recording artist. Now, alas, little seen.
The dialogue fizzes and the plot twists as effectively as Mia Wallace (Uma Furman [sic]) and Vince on the dance floor.
What happened to Tarantino and why he never made another film remain mysteries to this day.

5 FACTS YOU NEVER KNEW ABOUT CANNES

CANNES – The Cannes Film Festival runs from 13th of May until the 24th of May in the beautiful seaside town of Cannes, but what do we really know about it?

We sent The Studio Exec FACT squad to the Croissette to find out.

1. The Cannes-Cannes dance originated at the Cannes Film Festival. It was invented by Francious Truffaut as an expression of joy when his debut film Les Quatre Cents Coups (400 Blows) won the best director award in 1959. It then became customary for ever winner to do the dance before their acceptance speech. The practice was eventually banned in 1991 after the Coen Brothers used their celebratory dance – on winning a rare sweep of the major awards for Barton Fink – to kick their arch rivals the Baldwin brothers in their faces.

2. Lars Von Trier was declared Persona Non Grata by the Cannes Film Festival following his Nazi-y remarks at the press conference for Melancholia. Cannes authorities were particularly upset because noted Jew Mel Gibson was also at the festival starring in Jodie Foster’s porn film The Beaver.

3. Clint Eastwood was the President of one of the most lively juries in Cannes history. The arguments between the jurists led in some instances to punch ups and in others to marriage. In the end the Jury awarded the Palme d’Or to Pulp Fiction. Eastwood justified his choice by saying ‘Although I didn’t care for the picture’s violence and profane dialogue, the furniture was really sexy!’

4. The red carpet down which the stars and directors walk before every major premiere is dyed red from the blood of last year’s losers, each of whom have to donate three pints of blood before they are allowed to leave the Cote d’Azure.

5. The Cannes Film Festival is divided into several different sections. There’s the main competition, then Un Certain Regard sidebar, The Director’s Fortnight and the Dardennes Brothers section, which is devoted to the films of the Dardennes Brothers.

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QUENTIN TARANTINO TO PERFORM HATEFUL EIGHT AS ‘INTERPRETIVE DANCE’

HOLLYWOOD – Hollywood Independent has confirmed that Quentin Tarantino will perform his leaked Hateful Eight script as an ‘interpretive dance piece’, the performance will be solo and no live streaming or video will be taken of the event.

Tarantino had halted production on the film following the leaking of the script onto the internet and is currently embroiled in a legal battle with website Gawker for publishing a link to the leaked script. Although Michael Madsen admitted to leaking the script (Click HERE for more on that), the culprit has yet to be identified.

Very little is known about the dance piece except that Tarantino himself will be the solo performer and he has been working for weeks with choreographers from the New York Ballet who have described his progress as ’embarrassingly bad’ and ‘dangerous to his health’. Tickets are selling at $200 a pop and will be on sale from 9 April. 

Swiss Tarantino expert Xavier Poulis is going to be first in the queue:

I more than anybody want to see Mr. Tarantino prancing about in a body stocking. The Hateful Eight is about a whole ensemble of characters, so to see him adopt all the characters is going to be what we in Switzerland refer to as ‘a wheeze’.

Do you think there’s any chance this could be quite good?

Heavens no.

Quentin Tarantino’s interpretive dance performance of The Hateful Eight will take place on the 29th of April and the money will go to the charity F*ck Gawker. 

HARVEY WEINSTEIN TO PRODUCE GUN FREE TARANTINO BACK CATALOG

NEW YORK – Harvey Weinstein is to produce a deluxe edition of the works of Quentin Tarantino with all the gun violence and glamorization of violence digitally removed. ‘We’re also going to ADR some explanatory dialogue so that it won’t be so glaring,’ Weinstein said. 

The move follows an interview with Piers Morgan in which – in promoting his film about gun violence –  Weinstein admitted his own complicity and declared that he would no longer be involved with films glamorizing this kind of behaviour:

It’s not like I can just come out with these statements and not back it up with action even at the risk of losing money and damaging my creative relationships. So I’m going to bring out this DVD box set of gunless Yoko Ono style Tarantino. 

Although the versions are not yet commercially available, Weinstein has given a few examples of the changes we can expect. 

  • In Reservoir Dogs, rather than have his ear cut off with a razor, the police man will have his feet tickled with a large feather and Mr. Blonde will only stop when Mr Orange issues some strongly worded criticism.     
  • Pulp Fiction will see Marvin accidentally sprayed with spittle and Kahuna burger when Vincent Vega speaks with his mouthful in the car.
  • Kill Bill will be renamed Bill Gets A Damned Good Talking To. 
  • The finale of Inglourious Basterds will be drastically changed, with Hitler and his Nazi cohorts being ignored in the cinema by the Basterds and in that way made to feel foolish and so desisting with their horrible crimes. 
  • Django Unchained will be cut almost entirely and replaced with 12 Years a Slave.

So how will this affect future releases from Harvey Weinstein? 

Ah, I don’t know. I mean Quentin has something in the works now, but by the time that’s ready for release The Senator’s Wife will have been made and be out, so you know, we should be good to go with the guns again.  

The Quentin Tarantino Peace Out Box Set is due for sale in 2014. 

BRUCE WILLIS CAST IN TARANTINO’S MAHATMA GANDHI KILL KILL KILL!!!

DELHI – The news on Quentin Tarantino’s new film Mahatma Gandhi Kill Kill Kill!!!  is coming in thick and fast with the announcement that Bruce Willis will appear in the lead role.

He’ll join Christoph Waltz who has already signed on as a German clergyman who shows the thin Indian the way to kick British Imperialism out of the Asian subcontinent.
Willis said that he was excited to join up once more with Tarantino with whom he had worked with on Pulp Fiction in 1994.

I think that it’s a good time in my career to move towards something a little more serious and Quentin and I have talked for years about our Gandhi movie. Whenever we met up at parties and what not, we’d huddle in a corner and talk about how we could make this inspirational figure into an ass kicking action star. 

 Are you worried about being compared to Sir Ben Kingsley’s Oscar winning performance?

Honestly no. Me and Sir Ben are different actors. We have a different style. He did the accent and the color and the peaceful wisdom. I doubt we’ll be going in that direction. I’ll be offing British toffs with a Gatling gun and saying things like ‘Pop this Jewel in your motherfucking crown!’ 

Mahatma Gandhi Kill Kill Kill!!! is due to start filming tomorrow.

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IN CONVERSATION: SAMUEL L. JACKSON

 
Good Morning Mr Jackson. Can I call you Sam?
Mr Jackson will suffice.
 
Fine. Mr Jackson, The Avengers was a great success, you must be very proud.
I turn up on set, do my job and get paid. If the movie does well I get a bonus. I like bonuses.
 
But surely after the long build up, the cameo’s in Iron Man, Captain America etc…you are pleased that your character Nick Fury finally got to strut his stuff?
Strut his stuff?
 
Er…I mean you must be happy your role was extended.
I turn up on set, do my job and get paid. If the movie does well I get a bonus. I like bonuses.
 
Ok. It’s been almost 20 years since Pulp Fiction was released. What are your memories of the shoot?
Shut the f*ck up Fat Man it ain’t none of your God Damn business
 
Er…what?
What does Bruce Willis look like?
 
What?
What country you from?
 
What?
What ain’t no country I ever heard of! They speak English in What?
 
What?
ENGLISH, MOTHERF*CKER! DO-YOU-SPEAK-IT?
 
Yes!
Then you know what I’m saying!
 
Yes!
Describe what Bruce Willis looks like!
 
What, I-?
Say what again. SAY WHAT AGAIN. I dare you, I double dare you, motherf*cker. Say what one more god damn time.
 
He’s w-w-white…
Go on.
 
He’s bald…
Does he look like a bitch?
 
What?
DOES HE LOOK LIKE A BITCH?
 
No!
Then why you try to f*ck him like a bitch?
 
I didn’t.
Yes you did. Yes you did. You tried to f**k him. And Bruce Willis don’t like to be f*cked by anybody, except Mrs. Willis.
 
Mr Jackson I think we better wrap up the interview you seem to be a little fraught.
Aw Man. I’m just F*cking with you.
 
Jackson breaks into hysterical laughter.
 
Oh…Ha-Ha. Phew that’s a relief I thought you’d gone crazy.
You calling me crazy Motherf*cker!
 
Samuel L Jackson’s will star in Django Unchained due for release Christmas 2012