UPDATE: According to Deadline, Quentin Tarantino's next film will, indeed, be a western. He's finished the script which, unlike his previous projects like Inglorious Basterds and Kill Bill, "just flowed out of him" (his past screenplays have reportedly taken the auteur years to write). So, there. We can officially be excited about a Tarantino western, which will no doubt be absurd and awesome.
Quentin Tarantino's next film will be a spaghetti western. And, well, we kind of know what the title is.
According to an interview with Franco Nero on movieplayer.it -- combined with a nice Google translation (thanks, Internet!) -- its title will be The Angel, The Bad and The Wise and will be a tribute to Sergio Leone, the famous Italian director known for his work defining the genre.
BadassDigest claims to know other details -- like the cast, plot details, etc. -- but won't offer any of them up, except claiming that it will "blow [our] minds." Oh, really? Sounds awesome, guys. Thanks for the information!
Regardless, it is nice to see that Sally Menke's unfortunate death this past fall hasn't stopped Tarantino from pressing forward in his career. For those unaware, before her untimely death, Menke had been his right hand editor who cut all of the Oscar winner's films. Her work quite visibly contributed to much of their acclaim.
Source: BadassDigest, Movieplayer.it
The celebrated director was forced to postpone the evening of mirth in October (10) due to the sudden death of Sally Menke, his longtime film editor. It will now take place on 1 December (10).
Movie moguls Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Johnny Knoxville, comedienne Sarah Silverman, Rosario Dawson, Patricia Arquette and Steve Buscemi will also be part of the star-studded bill.
Behind every great filmmaker is a great editor. Sally Menke, who passed away earlier this week, was Quentin Tarantino’s cutter and was nominated for an Academy Award twice for her work on Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds. Editing is a subtle craft. The best makes you think it’s not there and can bring more to a film than camera technique, sound design and acting. Her distinct, brisk technique complemented Tarantino’s brash and lengthy scenes. She was a major force in his and its safe to say that his films won’t be the same without her.
We've spliced together a little cinematic memorial for Sally Menke, so please take a look at it and share with your friends.
The entertainment legend was handed a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to comedy at the Friars headquarters in Manhattan.
Director Quentin Tarantino was also due to come under the Friars spotlight on Friday (01Oct10) for one of the organisation's famous 'roasts' but his tribute was postponed following the sudden death of his film editor friend Sally Menke.
But the moviemaker made sure he was on hand to attend Lewis' celebration and took the stage to pay tribute to his longtime hero, according to to the New York Daily News.
Sally Menke - December 17, 1953 - September 27, 2010
One of the worst heatwaves ever in Los Angeles was pretty miserable even by our sun soaked west coast standards. Looking at the temperature gauge caused a double take and air-conditioning proved to be the single greatest invention of the last 1,000 years. Yet amidst all of this we lost a great artist, Sally Menke, a film editor and a true collaborative genius who made Quentin Tarantino’s singular cinematic vision a reality. Great directors need great editors and for proof one need only look at the multi-decade collaboration between Martin Scorsese and the brilliant Thelma Schoonmaker.
From Reservoir Dogs to Jackie Brown, Kill Bill parts 1 & 2 and most recently, Inglourious Basterds, it was Sally who brought the hundreds of hours of footage together. But let’s be honest it was 1994’s Pulp Fiction that took the fine art of editing to another level. At the time audiences were taken aback by the shifting points of view and time changes a la Kurosawa’s “Rashomon” and she’s the one who took Tarantino’s frenetic, manic brilliance and pared it down and made it make sense. She controlled it, timed it out and acted as a gatekeeper and partner in crime with a great director. She also made our experience as a moviegoer often excruciatingly visceral: remember the hypodermic needle to the chest scene?
In Sally Menke we have lost a great artist whose unsung contributions created some of the greatest films and film moments of all-time. If you don’t believe it go watch Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction again and see her true genius manifested on film.
The Pulp Fiction director was set to become the organisation's latest figure of fun at the annual 'roast' on Friday (01Oct10), with Uma Thurman, Eli Roth and Patricia Arquette all expected to rip into Tarantino with traditional mocking tributes.
But the event at the New York Hilton has been delayed following Menke's untimely demise.
A statement released on Tuesday afternoon reads, "The Friars roast of Quentin Tarantino, scheduled for Friday (Oct 1st) in New York, has been postponed due to the death today of Sally Menke - longtime editor, collaborator and dear friend of Mr. Tarantino."
The film editor was hiking with her dog in Beachwood Canyon in the sweltering Los Angeles heat on Monday (27Sep10) and alarms were raised when she failed to return home.
Authorities discovered Menke's body in the early hours of Tuesday (28Sep10).
Menke, 56, worked on all of Tarantino's movies, and picked up Oscar nominations for her work on Pulp Fiction and last year's (09) Inglorious Basterds.
A cause of death has yet to be determined.
A new date for Tarantino's Friars Club roast is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Quentin Tarantino has been making films for almost twenty years and through that entire period of time, Sally Menke has served as the controversial filmmaker's trusted friend and film editor. It is with great regret that we've learned today that Menke has died. The LA Times reported that her body was discovered today in the early hours of the morning after friends alerted authorities to her absence. She supposedly went hiking with her dog in Beachwood Canyon, CA on Monday but never returned home. Temperatures reached an all-time high of 113 degrees Fahrenheit in Los Angeles on Monday.
Her dog was found alive and well and police have launched an investigation into her demise, although the cause of death has yet to be confirmed. It very well could have been the heat, as many Angeleno's took to social media sites like Twitter to comment on the searing heat.
Menke began her career in 1988 as an editor on a TV documentary called The Congress. Her big break came a year later when she landed a job on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which went on to gross $135 million domestically. Menke then worked on a much darker picture - Tarantino's 1992 directorial debut Reservoir Dogs - which cemented both of their status' as creative wunderkinds. The pair would continue to collaborate on every one of Tarantino's films including his 2009 global hit Inglourious Basterds. Other credits include Oliver Stone's Heaven & Earth and Lee Tamahori's Mulholland Falls.
Menke's work on Pulp Fiction earned her an Oscar nomination in 1995 and she received further recognition by the Academy earlier this year for her work on Inglorious Basterds.