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The Weinstein Company has officially set the release date for Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds as August 21st, 2009. The only other films also slated for release at that time include Final Destination: Death Trip 3D and the comedy The Goods: The Don Ready Story. Tarantino's films have never been the biggest box office hits. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 opened on October 10, 2003 and earned $70 million at the box office; Kill Bill: Vol. 2 opened on April 16, 2004 and earned $66.2 million. It's very likely Inglourious Basterds will also have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in early May as well. As excited as I am for Inglourious Basterds, I'm also considerably concerned about The Weinstein Company's plans for it. This decision to slate its release in late August is the first of many decisions that I fear may eventually hurt the potential success of this movie. »
- Alex Billington
Photo: The Weinstein Co. / Universal Pictures I think we all owe a debt of gratitude to Universal Pictures for coming on board the production of Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds as an August 21 release date has been announced for the co-production between The Weinstein Co. and Universal. Typically a Weinstein release will scatter itself all over the release schedule until it has been moved to the point of obscurity. With Universal attached I am assuming we can expect a traditional marketing effort and in all likelihood for the film to stick to this release date. Fingers crossed. The film begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus (Melanie Laurent) witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz). Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo »
- Brad Brevet
We all kinda knew that Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds would premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next year (seeing as how he boldly proclaimed that before filming even started), but we were never sure when the rest of us would get to see it. Now we know. The Weinstein Co. and Universal Pictures have announced an August 21st release date for the film. It's a surprising date for a couple reasons: 1) If they were going for summer, why go for such a late date? Why not something »
- Mike Sampson
Inglourious Basterds, Quentin Tarantino's creatively-spelled World War II epic, has finally gotten a release date. According to a press release issued today by the Weinstein Company, Basterds will debut in the U.S. on August 21, 2009 -- the same weekend as the horror sequel Final Destination 4 and Chappelle's Show co-creator Neil Brennan's comedy The Goods: The Don Ready Story are set to open.
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- Thomas Leupp
As 2008 approaches its end and we think back on all the big films of the year, we must take time to look forward at what is to come. That is exactly what we will do now - And I don’t use the term “we” lightly as I enlisted the help of the entire Screen Rant team to help me share with you our individual and collective thoughts of what movies to look forward to in 2009.
We began the tradition last year with the most anticipated movies of 2008, and here’s your bright, shiny 2009 version!
This was not an easy task to say the least. While there are several obvious big-name titles coming out next year, there are also 765 movies planned to debut next year in total (according to Movieweb). Narrowing that down to just ten is not the easiest of tasks especially when certain films have shared little information »
- Rob Keyes
Okay, so here we are. This article will basically amount to my capstone piece for the end of 2008 as I will now hand out what amounts to the first ever RopeofSilicon Awards. My hope for future RopeofSilicon Awards is that I can figure out some kind of nominating and voting system so you, the users, can award each of these categories by nominating films throughout the year, running mini For Your Consideration campaigns in the comment section and so forth. Unfortunately, such an endeavor is outside of my capacity at the moment so you will have to deal with my opinion on each category for now, but as always I want to hear your opinion on who you would award in the comments below. After all, my opinion is just the start of things in order to get you thinking and talking, it certainly isn't the end-all/be-all of opinions. »
- Brad Brevet
Cologne, Germany -- German boxoffice king Til Schweiger received a 1.5 million euros ($2.1 million) subsidy boost from the Berlin/Brandenburg Medienboard for his latest project, "Zweiohrkuken" (Two Ear Chick), the sequel to his mega-hit "Rabbit Without Ears."
The first film, a romantic comedy starring Schweiger and actress Nora Tschirner, had a boxoffice take of more than $56 million, making it the number one film in Germany this year. The main cast, including Matthias Schweighofer, will return for the sequel.
The Medienboard also gave Quentin Tarantino an early Christmas present in the form of a $840,000 production subsidy for his World War II film "Inglourious Basterds," currently shooting at Babelsberg Studios outside Berlin. »
- By Scott Roxborough
/Film reader Christopher M sent over some new photos from the Paris set of Inglourious Basterds. Above is director Quentin Tarantino talking to one of the cast members. Below is German singer/actress Jana Pallaske and Daniel Brühl, who plays Frederick Zoller. And further below are photos of faux movie posters and billboard advertisements for actress Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger).
IngloUrious BastErds Eli Roth Guest Directs Inglourious Basterds More Inglourious Basterds Set Photos Inglourious Basterds: Two New Photos Samuel L Jackson and Maggie Cheung Join Inglourious Basterds First Look: Til Schweiger in Inglourious Basterds »
- Peter Sciretta
Earlier today I noticed on three different sites (including this one) that Nicolas Cage's name was spelled wrong, with the writer opting for Nicholas over Nicolas. Simple mistake, yes, but I began to think about all the different celebrities and films with names and titles we just can't seem to spell right no matter how hard we try. As far as film titles go, the most confusing one of 2008 and 2009 has to be Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds -- a title that comes with at least one "Hey, are you sure they spell it that way?" instant message or email each and every time I write about it.
I introduced this question via Twitter (feel free to follow me and find out how lame I really am) a little while ago, and the most popular misspellings for celebrities were Shia Labeouf, Steve Carell, Will Ferrell and Colin Farrell. Folks »
- Erik Davis
Oh, yes please. A third proper still from Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds has arrived online and while it may lack the star power of the Brad Pitt shot from the initial duo it offers a whole lot more in terms of action. What have we got? Melanie Laurent as Shoshana Dreyfus seemingly about to take an axe to someone she obviously doesn’t think very highly of.
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as “The Basterds” are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.
Find all three stills at the link below.
- Todd Brown
Berlin -- "Distance," a drama from first-timer Thomas Sieben, will open the Perspectives on German Cinema sidebar at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.
The film, which features rising star Ken Duken as both star and co-producer, will bow Feb. 6. Duken is on set with Quentin Tarantino's World War II film "Inglorious Bastards," in which he has a bit part.
Alfred Holighaus, head of the Perspectives sidebar, has picked five more titles for 2009: Martin Busker's comedy "Roller Coaster," the drama "Polar" from Michael Koch, Abel Lindner's "In the Blink of an Eye" and two documentaries: "Gitti" from Anna Deutsch and "Generation Undecided" from director Elmar Szucs.
The remaining films in the Perspectives section will be announced in early January.
The 59th Berlinale is set for Feb. 5-15. »
- By Scott Roxborough
Check out this new shot from Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. Showing lone survivor of a Nazi Jew-hunt, Shoshanna Dreyfus (played by French actress/ Uma Thurman doppelganger Melanie Laurent) along with projectionist lover Marcel (Jacky Ido) as they pin an assailant to the table at axe point.Following a vengeful Shoshanna as she flees to Paris after the murder of her family by Nazis, it ties in with the rise of a vigilante Jewish faction called The Basterds, led by Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt). The film is due out in 2009.Click the image above to view a larger version on filmz.ru »
A new pic from Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds has trickled out onto the net. Judging by the leaked screenplay, it's from midway through the story, where Melanie Laurent's Jewish fugitive hooks up with a projectionist friend - played by Jacky Ido - who helps her develop some secret film. So, who's the guy under the axe? And doesn't Laurent look a lot like Tarantino's muse/fetish, Uma Thurman? To see all the leaked Inglourious Basterds pics to date, launch the gallery on the right. Question: Will the film trigger a... .
The couple, who have six children - adopted Maddox, seven, Pax, four and Zahara, three, as well as biological offspring Shiloh, two, and baby twins Knox and Vivienne - are constantly globe-trotting as they promote their various film projects.
He tells Hello magazine, "I've been dragging them all from continent to continent lately, so we're going to have to give them a break soon. For the long term, right now, we're choosing France.
And out of all the places the family have lived, Pitt seems to favour the European country.
He adds, "It's good living there, a really nice way of life. It's a place where the kids can run free and not be hassled - we have a good relationship with the locals, and it's a good base for the family." »
Filmz.ru has a new photo from Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. It appears to show Mélanie Laurent as Shoshanna Dreyfus, a Jewish girl who is the only survivor of a bloody Nazi manhunt, and her projectionist friend/lover Marcel, played by Jacky Ido. Thanks to /Film reader Christopher M for the tip. I’m not exactly sure what is going on in the picture (who is the guy on the table), maybe someone that has read the script might be able to clarify in the comments.
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- Peter Sciretta
Brad Pitt snuggled into his warm jacket and scarf after dining in Berlin yesterday. Looks like Brad will be busy on the set of Inglorious Bastards right until it's time to celebrate with that adorable party of six, but we'd expect nothing less from the hardest working celebrity of 2008. Brad recently opened up about his family's gift-giving system and their plans for settling down. Here's more: On settling down in France: "I've been dragging them all from continent to continent lately, so we're going to have to give them a break soon. For the long term, right now, we're choosing France. It's good living there, a really nice way of life. It's a place where the kids can run free and not be hassled – we have a good relationship with the locals, and it's a good base for the family." On holiday presents: "We do exchange gifts, although we don't »
In late October, I wrote about the first officially released image from the upcoming Tarantino film, Inglourious Basterds. The picture featured the lead star, Brad Pitt, in character as Lt. Aldo Raine.
Last week, two more images were released, depicting a pair of scenes from the film itself. The first of the two shows Pitt’s character sporting a goofy look and a neck scar while inspecting what looks to be a line of recruits. The second seems like a bunch of German soldiers having a good time.
I expect the film to be loaded with characterization and lengthy dialogue intertwined with humor as that’s Quentin’s specialty.
Take a look for yourselves and see what you think:
Inglourious Basterds (intentionally misspelled) is a Quentin Tarantino project set during World War II in Nazi-occupied France about a group of Jewish-American soldiers (the “Basterds”) selected to terrorize Nazis throughout the Third Reich. »
- Rob Keyes
Brad Pitt has jokingly accused pal George Clooney of copying his moustache. Pitt grew the facial hair for his role in Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards when he learned his Ocean's Eleven co-star Clooney was sporting a similar look. "I cannot get this guy out of my slipstream," he told People. "He calls me up and wants to know what I'm wearing - and (more) »
- By Lara Martin
Two new photos from writer/director Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" have surfaced. Opening in 2009, the film stars Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Bruhl, Eli Roth, Samm Levine, B.J. Novak, Til Schweiger, Gedeon Burkhard, Paul Rust, Michael Bacall, Omar Doom, Sylvester Groth, Julie Dreyfus, Jacky Ido, August Diehl, Martin Wuttke, Richard Sammel, Christian Berkel, Sonke Mohring, Michael Fassbender, Mike Myers, Rod Taylor, Denis Menochet, Cloris Leachman, Maggie Cheung and Samuel L. Jackson. »
Something I never thought I'd see. Or, rather, something I never thought to imagine seeing -- Annie Lennox and Uma Thurman dancing together at a Nobel event in Norway. Two of my favorite people in one of my favorite places. It's like a message from the cosmos to cheer up... or maybe boogie down.
Aside: Can't Qt give Uma a cameo in Inglourious Basterds? She needs him now more than ever post Accidental Husbands & Super Ex Girlfriends...
What do you suppose they're dancing to? Annie's "Sisters are Doing It (For Themselves)"? Uma's "If You Got It, Flaunt It"? Annie's "SexCrime" (on account of Uma's it-ought-to-be-illegal sex appeal?) Your guesses are welcome in the comments. If you ever danced with Uma what song would you request for soundtrack accompaniment? That's something you can think to imagine. »
- NATHANIEL R
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