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Inglorious Bastards Set for October Shoot/Weinsteins Co-Financing

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Earier I put up a post about the Weinsteins not financing Inglorious Bastards. Well now, ComingSoon is not only reporting that QT is targetting an october shoot, but that the Weinsteins are planning to CO-FINANCE the movie.

Since the production will film in Europe and is looking toward an accelerated production schedule so that it can be finished in time to submit to May’s Cannes Film Festival, the Weinsteins are looking to join forces with a major studio to come aboard to co-finance in exchange for foreign rights.

THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING!!! Apparently, the only reason they want to join forces with another studio is so that they could get the movie done faster.

GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!!GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!!

The way I see it, two major studios combining forces means bigger budget for Quentin’s disposal in order to pull off the epic that he’s going for. And if the Weinsteins are still backing him, he should still have the creative control that he needs.

On the flip side however, the bigger the budget, the bigger potential for another financial flop. And even though we all know that financial sucess isn’t the best indicator of quality, it could possibly hinder QT’s future projects, and to be frank, I don’t wanna live in a world where Quentin Tarantino isn’t making movies.

Furthermore, Nikki Finke has confirmed that Quentin is in talks with Brad Pitt to star in IB.

 

 

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Weinteins NOT financing Inglorious Bastards?!?!
July 9, 2008, 4:05 pm
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Firstshowing reported yesterday that Quentin Tarantino is shopping his script for Inglorious Bastards around… but surprisingly, one of the studios he’s not looking for financing from is The Weinstein Company.

“Tarantino is shopping the script around, and surprisingly not to the The Weinstein Company, whom the auteur seems so far to have been domestically married.”

And now, questions and speculations arise. The good news is (not necassarily saying that this is bad news), Harvey Weinstein and Lawrence Bender will return once again as producers. However, working with a new studio could hinder QT’s plan of creating the greatest war epic ever made. For those who don’t know, The Weinstein Company (formally Miramax) has backed all of QT’s films to date. They have created an extremely healthy, and creative working relationship and with their past success, QT is trusted to have almost complete creative control over his craft. But will a new studio like Warner Bros or Paramount give QT the freedom he needs?

Furthermore, many are speculating that selling the script may prove to be difficult due it’s unique subject matter and the recent financial flop of Grindhouse. It’s hard to say, and only time will tell, but if the rumors about QT wanting to cast Brad Pitt are true, then studios might be more willing to take the risk.

Also, this news only makes me more skeptical about his Cannes 2009 completion promise.