‘I have an idea now that could be interesting’
A day after the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations, which sees Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood up for five accolades, Quentin Tarantino has drip-fed a bit more info on the potentials of reviving Kill Bill.
In a radio interview with Andy Cohen for SiriusXM Radio on Monday, the director said that he met up with the film’s original star Uma Thurman for dinner – having said previously that they had discussed more sequels – and that he had been recently developing a storyline for the third instalment of his iconic gory franchise.
“I have an idea now that could be interesting,” Tarantino teased. He also stressed that he really wants to make sure to create a plot which gives The Bride (originally played by Thurman) in Kill Bill a fair and fruitful arc. “I didn’t just want to come up with some cockamamie adventure. She doesn’t deserve that. The Bride has fought long and hard.”
This seems to hint pretty clearly that Thurman’s character will return again as the film protagonist. Previously, Tarantino made claims that he might want to focus any future Kill Bill instalments on the daughter of Vernita Green – Green is a member of the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad, who took part in the massacre at the Two Pines Wedding Chapel. She is second on The Bride’s ‘Death List Five’. The potential film could follow Green’s daughter pursuing The Bride to exact revenge.
Don’t expect its next iteration for a while though – “I wouldn't do it for a little bit, though,” Tarantino added. “It would be like at least three years from now, or something like that. But look, it is definitely in the cards.”
Tarantino has previously said that he will quit filmmaking after he has made 10 films. Technically, Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood would be his tenth, but the Kill Bill volumes are widely regarded as one film. He began with Reservoir Dogs in 1992, and went on to make Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Volume 1, Kill Bill: Volume 2, Deathproof, Inglorious Bastards, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight, and then Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood. He has also expressed interest in making a Star Trek film.
Listen to the full radio interview with the auteur below.