Tarantino Prepping Bastards for an October Start


Quentin Tarantino is once again teaming with The Weinstein Company as he readies Inglorious Bastards for an October shoot, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The writer/director is reteaming with the Weinsteins for his long-gestating World War II action tale about a Dirty Dozen-like group of soldiers behind enemy lines. The Weinstein Company will co-finance the film, distribute it domestically and oversee production and worldwide marketing.

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.

In related news, Deadline Hollywood Daily has learned that Tarantino is talking to Brad Pitt about playing a role in the film.