Quentin Tarantino: ‘Kill Bill: Volume 3 is definitely in the cards’

Quentin Tarantino is considering making a third instalment in his Kill Bill film series.The director released Kill Bill: Volume 1 back in 2003, with the movie starring Uma Thurman as The Bride, a woman who swears revenge on a team of assassins and thei…

Quentin Tarantino is considering making a third instalment in his Kill Bill film series.

The director released Kill Bill: Volume 1 back in 2003, with the movie starring Uma Thurman as The Bride, a woman who swears revenge on a team of assassins and their leader, as played by David Carradine, after they try to kill her and her unborn child. Tarantino unveiled Kill Bill: Volume 2 the following year, with the samurai flick also receiving positive reviews, and during a chat with U.S. TV host Andy Cohen on radio show Andy Cohen Live earlier this week, the 56-year-old stated that he has an idea for a third movie with Thurman.

“I just had dinner with Uma Thurman last night,” he said. “We were at a really cool Japanese restaurant. I do have an idea of what I would do with (Kill Bill Vol. 3). That was the whole thing, conquering the concept. What has happened to The Bride since then? And what do I want to do?”

Thurman, 49, received Golden Globe nominations for her performances in both movies.

However, Tarantino insisted that he wouldn’t be making another volume in the narrative just for the sake of it.

“I didn’t just want to come up with some cockamamie adventure. (The character) doesn’t deserve that,” the filmmaker stated. “The Bride has fought long and hard. I have an idea now that could be interesting. I still wouldn’t do it for a little bit. It would be at least three years from now. It is definitely in the cards.”

And Tarantino has a number of other projects to make before he even thinks about starting work on Kill Bill: Volume 3.

“What I did when I wrote Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was, normally I finish a script and we go and we open up offices, but I had more to do,” he explained. “I had more stuff in me. So, I pulled it off and I wrote a play and then I wrote a five-episode TV series.

“To some degree or another, I’ve kind of written what I’m going to do for the next three years. And then after that, I’ll get around to what the next movie will be.”

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Quentin Tarantino: ‘Kill Bill was always one movie’

Quentin Tarantino considers his Kill Bill movies to be one film rather than two.The writer and director began filming the star-studded epic, featuring Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah and Michael Madsen, back in 2002. The three-hour…

Quentin Tarantino considers his Kill Bill movies to be one film rather than two.

The writer and director began filming the star-studded epic, featuring Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, David Carradine, Daryl Hannah and Michael Madsen, back in 2002.

The three-hour movie was slated for release in October 2003, however, Tarantino was told by the crew, producer Harvey Weinstein and film studio Miramax to split the film into two parts.

Three months before the full three-hour masterpiece was due to hit cinemas, the director finally decided to cut it into Kill Bill: Volume I and Kill Bill: Volume II, which was later released in 2004.

And in a new interview on the CinemaBlend podcast, the director insisted that Kill Bill is in fact one movie.

“Technically we released it as two movies, and there is a closing and an opening credits (on each movie), but since I made it as one movie and I wrote it as one movie, (it’s one movie),” the Oscar winner shared.

Looking back on his decision, the 56-year-old confessed that the movie does work much better split in half.

“Now it works really good that way. Frankly, the truth of the matter is, I don’t think it would’ve been as popular as a four hour movie. I literally had a guy say that to me. It was one of those weird diamond bullet moments where you can’t unhear it. He said, ‘Quentin, here’s the thing. My uncle would love this movie, but he wouldn’t love it at four hours’,” Tarantino explained.

This helps explain why Tarantino has called his new movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, his ninth film, as would be his tenth if you counted Kill Bill as two.

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Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman still discussing Kill Bill 3

Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman are considering making a third instalment of Kill Bill, even though the actress accused the filmmaker of putting her life at risk when they last worked together. The director has revealed he is still in discussions wi…

Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thurman are considering making a third instalment of Kill Bill, even though the actress accused the filmmaker of putting her life at risk when they last worked together.

The director has revealed he is still in discussions with Thurman about continuing the bloody 2003 and 2004 action films, which revolved around her vengeful character The Bride/Beatrix Kiddo.

“Me and Uma have talked about it recently, frankly, to tell you the truth,” Tarantino told podcast Happy Sad Confused. “I’m not sure if I’m going to do it, but I have thought about it a little further… I’ve wondered what happens to The Bride 10 years later, 15 years later – what happens to her daughter.”

The news may surprise some, as it comes 18 months after Thurman publicly called out the director for knowingly putting her at risk when he insisted she perform a dangerous car stunt on the set of Kill Bill: Vol 2 and she was left injured after crashing the vehicle on set.

“The circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality. I do not believe though with malicious intent,” she told The New York Times. The actress also released footage of the incident, which the director gave her.

He later expressed his regret over his decision, telling Deadline, “As a director, you learn things and sometimes you learn them through horrendous mistakes. That was one of my most horrendous mistakes, that I didn’t take the time to run the road, one more time, just to see what I would see.”

Thurman later clarified that she did not want the accident to negatively impact their creative relationship.

“When you know someone for as long as I’ve known him, 25 years of creative collaboration, yes, did we have some tragedies take place? Sure. But you can’t reduce that type of history and legacy,” she told Entertainment Weekly, insisting she would work with him again “if he wrote a great part”.

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Damon Herriman cast as Charles Manson in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Damon Herriman has been cast as Charles Manson in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.The upcoming crime mystery is set to tell the story of a TV actor and his longtime stunt double as they try to find success in the Los Angeles film indu…

Damon Herriman has been cast as Charles Manson in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

The upcoming crime mystery is set to tell the story of a TV actor and his longtime stunt double as they try to find success in the Los Angeles film industry in 1969, with the actor happening to live next door to Sharon Tate, who is later tragically murdered by the followers of cult leader Manson.

While the shoot is already underway, editors at The Wrap have now confirmed that Herriman is to play Manson in the film, joining already established castmembers such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie and Al Pacino.

The Australian actor is best known for his role as Dewey Crowe in FX’s Justified, and has also had minor roles in Breaking Bad and Top of the Lake: China Girl, as well as parts in The Lone Ranger and The Water Diviner.

Empire star Rumer Willis has also been cast as British actress Joanna Pettet, a friend of Tate who had lunch at her house just hours before her murder, while Dreama Walker will portray actress and singer Connie Stevens.

Costa Ronin, Victoria Pedretti, Margaret Qualley and Madisen Beaty have landed parts too.

In addition to directing, Tarantino has written the screenplay and will produce the feature in collaboration with Gravity’s David Heyman and Shannon McIntosh, who previously worked with the 55-year-old on his movies Django Unchained and The Hateful Eight.

The film was originally scheduled for release on 9 August 2019 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the murders, but is now expected to debut on 26 July.

Lena Dunham was also recently added to the ensemble cast, as well as Kill Bill star Uma Thurman’s daughter, Maya Hawke, and Inglourious Basterds actor Eli Roth’s estranged wife, Lorenza Izzo.

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Uma Thurman unveiled as star of new FitFlop campaign

Uma Thurman has honoured the powerful multi-tasking modern woman in her new campaign for shoe company FitFlop.The Kill Bill actress poses in new photos for the footwear brand’s Fall-Winter 2018 line, shot by photographer Steve Hiett in New York City, w…

Uma Thurman has honoured the powerful multi-tasking modern woman in her new campaign for shoe company FitFlop.

The Kill Bill actress poses in new photos for the footwear brand’s Fall-Winter 2018 line, shot by photographer Steve Hiett in New York City, which pay homage to the “many roles women juggle”.

Uma, a film star, model and mother-of-three, who has just finished a Broadway run in play The Parisian Woman, reveals she loved participating in FitFlop’s lighthearted #ForSuperwomen campaign, because she understands the challenges of juggling so many important roles as a modern working woman.

“I’ve always made very diverse choices as an actress and tried to explore all genres and mediums in as many ways as possible. I never wanted to be stuck as one thing,” she explained to a FitFlop representative in a behind-the-scenes interview from the photoshoot. “You just do your best (with everything on your plate). I believe if I can get half of what I want to get done, with love, good temper and good humour, then I hope that is enough.

“I think we all put extremely high expectations on ourselves – for good reasons – and we should all be challenged and aspire to be the best people we can, but… we’re all human.”

The FitFlop #ForSuperwomen campaign features Uma posing on a studio set in brogues, sneakers and boots from the colourful and diverse collection. The star sports the company’s F-Sporty UberKnit Lace-Up Sneakers, Gianna Lace-Up Booty, FiFi Knee High Boots and Serene Deco Patent Mules in casual and dressed up outfits, showing off the affordable range’s diversity, with each shoe selling for a maximum of $200 (£150) a pair.

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Jennifer Jason Leigh won’t work with Woody Allen

Jennifer Jason Leigh wouldn’t work with Woody Allen even though he’s made some of her all-time favourite films.The 56-year-old actress has become hot property again in Hollywood after Quentin Tarantino cast her as his lead actress in his 2015 Oscar-win…

Jennifer Jason Leigh wouldn’t work with Woody Allen even though he’s made some of her all-time favourite films.

The 56-year-old actress has become hot property again in Hollywood after Quentin Tarantino cast her as his lead actress in his 2015 Oscar-winning Western saga The Hateful Eight.

However, she says she’d have to say no if Woody, who has been accused of sexual assault by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow, came calling about a film role.

“No. A lot of my favourite films are Woody Allen films, but I wouldn’t work with him,” she bluntly told The Guardian.

During her chat with the newspaper, Jennifer spoke openly about the wave of sexual harassment, assault and even rape allegations that have rocked the film industry since an expose on Harvey Weinstein was published last year (17).

“I have countless stories,” she sighed. “Not of rape, but of very uncomfortable and awkward situations. Directors keeping you in a meeting for four hours, then saying they wanted to have dinner and were hungry. You’re forced into this situation where you want the job, but… it feels off.

“It’s obviously not just the film business. It starts with the president of the United States. It’s in every facet of society. People won’t be able to get away with it. The status quo is changing like a hurricane.”

Pulp Fiction helmer Quentin has also faced stories about his on-set behaviour, with his frequent collaborator Uma Thurman revealing he forced her to perform an unsafe car stunt for Kill Bill, which resulted in her crashing, and Rose McGowan accusing him of masturbating over images of her.

However, Jennifer only has good things to say about the director.

“I love Quentin, so all I can tell you is that he loves and is so respectful of everyone that he works with,” she stated. “When you get on the set, it feels like a family. He knew more about my career than I did – he was quoting things that I’d done forever ago as if they were yesterday.”

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Uma Thurman: ‘I’ll work with Quentin Tarantino again’

Uma Thurman hasn’t ruled out working with Quentin Tarantino again, despite the pair falling out over a dangerous stunt. The 48-year-old actress alleged the director forced her to drive a car that ended in a terrifying crash on the set of Kill Bill: Vo…

Uma Thurman hasn’t ruled out working with Quentin Tarantino again, despite the pair falling out over a dangerous stunt.

The 48-year-old actress alleged the director forced her to drive a car that ended in a terrifying crash on the set of Kill Bill: Volume 1 in 2003. She was subsequently injured, and the pair fought for years about the incident.

Tarantino later provided Thurman with video footage of the crash in an effort to bring her closure, but their relationship was never the same again.

However, Thurman hopes to once again collaborate with the Oscar-winning director one day.

“I understand him and if he wrote a great part and we were both in the right place about it, that would be something else,” she told Entertainment Tonight.

“We’ve had our fights over the years. When you know someone for as long as I’ve known him, 25 years of creative collaboration… yes, did we have some tragedies take place? Sure. But you can’t reduce that type of history and legacy. It would have been reduced to my car accident if I died,” she admitted.

Thurman also revealed she has forgiven Tarantino, despite initially being furious at him for putting her in such a dangerous situation.

“Yes, do I have a chronically bad neck? Yeah. Was I mad about how it was handled and how I was treated? Yes. But does that mean I don’t care about someone that I have 25 years of history with? No! My capacity to forgive exists and things happen. The accident itself was wrong, but… I tried to explain that it was the environment around it that wounded me the most,” she explained.

Tarantino previously called the crash the “biggest regret of my life.”

“As a director, you learn things and sometimes you learn through horrendous mistakes,” he told Deadline. “That was one of my most horrendous mistakes.”

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Vivica A. Fox thankful for Uma Thurman’s support on Kill Bill set

Vivica A. Fox has credited Uma Thurman with teaching her how to be “more manipulative” to get what she wants after learning the hard way on the set of Kill Bill. The star recalls receiving a few words of advice from Thurman after clashing with directo…

Vivica A. Fox has credited Uma Thurman with teaching her how to be “more manipulative” to get what she wants after learning the hard way on the set of Kill Bill.

The star recalls receiving a few words of advice from Thurman after clashing with director Quentin Tarantino while working on the 2003 action movie, and Fox admits it’s a lesson she’s treasured ever since.

“Sometimes you gotta learn to get out of your own way…,” she shared on U.S. show The Talk. “There’s an old saying that you can get a lot more with sugar than vinegar, and I have learned that myself!

“I’ve worked with some amazing people, like when I worked with Uma Thurman on Kill Bill, she told me that I had to learn to be a bit more manipulative to get things to go my way, and I appreciate that she took me to the side, because the movie was her movie, and she could have been like, ‘Yo, get on over there, I ain’t got time (sic). It’s my part, let me do my kicks,’ and she wasn’t (like that).”

“Every Friday we were critiqued by our director Quentin Tarantino, and one week, I just had enough of his critiques!,” Fox laughed. “I was like, ‘Are we doing anything right?’ and I was gonna act out, and she (Thurman) stopped me from doing so, and I appreciated that she did, because she said, ‘Vivica, he has the right to fire you. It’s his project. Know your place, play your position, stay in your lane.’

“That’s a lesson that I share. That, and sometimes we just have to learn to attack it (an issue) intelligently.”

Thurman’s wise words are among those featured in Vivica’s new self-help book, Every Day I’m Hustling.

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Jessica Chastain calls out Quentin Tarantino over Uma Thurman stunt accident

Jessica Chastain has called out Quentin Tarantino after actress Uma Thurman revealed he allegedly pressured her into driving an unsafe car on the set of Kill Bill in 2003. In an interview with the New York Times published on Saturday (03Feb18), the 47…

Jessica Chastain has called out Quentin Tarantino after actress Uma Thurman revealed he allegedly pressured her into driving an unsafe car on the set of Kill Bill in 2003.

In an interview with the New York Times published on Saturday (03Feb18), the 47-year-old explained how she was made to perform a life-threatening stunt on set in Mexico. After she was informed by a crew member that her the gearstick wasn’t working properly, Thurman was adamant she wasn’t going to do the stunt, but Tarantino did not want to take no for an answer.

“Quentin came in my trailer and didn’t like to hear no, like any director,” she explained. “He was furious because I’d cost them a lot of time. But I was scared. He said: ‘I promise you the car is fine. It’s a straight piece of road. Hit 40 miles per hour or your hair won’t blow the right way and I’ll make you do it again.’ But that was a deathbox that I was in. The seat wasn’t screwed down properly. It was a sand road and it was not a straight road.”

Uma went on to reveal the stunt went awry and she ended up having to go to the hospital for a concussion and permanently damaged knees. Video from the accident has now been released after 15 years and Chastain is slamming the filmmaker for putting Uma in danger. She is also calling him out over accusations Thurman made, claiming he spit on her and choked her with a chain for scenes in the movies.

“I keep imagining Tarantino spitting in Uma’s face and strangling her with a chain for KILL BILL,” Chastain writes on Twitter. “How many images of women in media do we celebrate that showcase abuse? When did this become normalized ‘entertainment’?”

“When violence against women is used as a plot device to make the characters stronger then we have a problem,” she continues. “It is not empowering to be beaten and raped, yet so many films make it their ‘pheonix’ (sic) moment for women. We don’t need abuse in order to be powerful. We already are.”

“Directors inserting themselves into a scene depicting abuse is crossing a boundary,” she adds. “How can an actor feel safe when your director is strangling you?”

Tarantino has not commented on Uma’s claims.

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