Inglorius Tease


Apparently Entertainment Tonight is going to be showing the teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's upcoming film "Inglorius Basterds" tomorrow night.

And since I am teasing the fact that this is going to happen, I guess this is technically a tease for a tease.

But is it worth it? My gut instinct says no.

I've had the chance to read the script of Inglorius Basterds (or at least an early draft of it) and from what I can tell, it reads like a war pic from the late 60's. The dialog seems strange, which, coming from Tarantino is saying something. I just get the feeling that Quentin likes trying to write and shoot stuff to look like it came from a different era. "Grindhouse" seems to have been a proof-of-concept to see if audiences will buy into the notion of shooting a film specifically to make it look old and shitty.

But I guess we'll all get a hint of what his new film is going to look like tomorrow night.

For those who aren't pretentious film school snobs or know-it-all video store geeks, Tarantino's "Inglorius Basterds" is a remake (reboot? homage? rip off?) of a 1978 film done by Italian director Enzo G. Castellari. It tells the story of a group of soldiers who volunteer for a suicidal mission to steal secret plans from the Nazis.

Tarantino's remake assembles the largest ensemble cast he's ever shot and is scheduled to premiere at the Cannes film fest in May. According to the Weinstein company, they plan to release it in August 2009, right around the time that audiences have grown tired of the Summer blockbuster season. (ending the season with a bang, QT?)

If you are interested at catching a peak at the film, designed by the marketing department specifically to start generating interest, watch Entertainment Tonight tomorrow night and let me know what you think. I don't advise watching the whole show as all the happy talk and Hollywood celebrity nonsense may make you wretch violently.

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