Inglourious Basterds prequel and sequel?
Yeah, fat chance I say. Quentin Tarantino has become as famous for the films he doesn't make as for the films he does, and Inglourious Basterds II: The Prequel sounds like it's going to be another of the almost rans.
Saying that the plot doesn't sound like it's a direct prequel to Inglourious Basterds, nor does it seem to have a strong direct connection, and sounds more like film with a similar theme.
Of course I'm sure this might be a prequel to one of the character's stories or perhaps linked in some way, but I can't see the idea of Inglourious Basterds II: The Prequel being anything more.
We could immediately through up a few other talks of sequels and prequels he's made in the past, but it would be (Vega Brothers) unfair (Kill Bill) so we shan't.
Quentin Tarantino himself was saying:
“I have a half-written prequel ready to go if this movie’s a smash...Once the Basterds get through with Europe, they could go to the South and do it to the Kluxers in the ’50s. That’s another story you could tell.”
The second half of that comment is in reference to a third film on the subject that he could do, a film about the Basterds hitting the deep south Klan might be rather interesting, but would end up feeling very similar to Inglourious Basterds I'm sure.
However the idea for his prequel is a little different, or perhaps it's not that different. It's about a group of African-American soldiers stuck behind enemy lines in World War II, a plot line that was apparently taken out of the main film.
I don't know, what do you think? Is it another one of Tarantino's too soon talked about projects, or would this have the chance of happening? More to the point is it something you'd want to see, or would you rather see Tarantino move onto something different and new?