Tarantino maintains he is moving into pre-production right away and that no decisions about casting have been made.
Although the film has been described as his version of 1967’s The Dirty Dozen, the filmmaker said, “what actually got me to sit down and put pen to paper was ‘hey wouldn’t it be fun to do a ‘Dirty Dozen’ kind of thing?’ It doesn’t look anything like ‘The Dirty Dozen.'”
He added that he doesn’t “want it to feel like a period film. I want it to feel current. I want it to feel right now. One of the things I have to battle against is 30 years of Nazi-occupation TV movies where we’ve all seen the big streets and the vintage cars and the Swastikas, and we’ve just seen that ad nauseum.”
“This is a modern, in-your-face movie. This is not a TV movie period piece,” Quentin said. He hopes to have the project done within 11 months in time for next year’s Cannes Film Festival.