Inglourious Basterds Prequel / Sequel?23.08.09 # Sequel # 17 Comments
Unlikely as it seems, could an Inglourious Basterds sequel or Inglourious Basterds prequel actually happen? Well here’s what Quentin had to say this week on British radio when asked about Inglourious Basterds 2. Judge for yourself –
I came up with the idea [for Inglourious Basterds] back in 1998, of Jewish-American soldiers behind enemies lines killing Nazis… but it followed a different storyline… that storyline just got too big, it might have been a 12 hour miniseries but it definitely wasn’t a movie. So I put it aside, and when I decided to come back to it in 2008 I realised it was that story which was growing so large so I took it out and came up with a brand new one, some sequences I kept and definitely the characters were the same but I followed a different story and that’s what we have now.
…I could do a prequel to this. You have to take almost anything I say as far doing sequels and prequels with a grain of salt because I’ve said that about almost everything I’ve ever done. The one thing that could make this more of a reality than the other ones is the fact I do have half of it written. That storyline that I took out because it was too big, well now it’s not too big,
I’ve told a lot of the other stories so that could be done as a movie now. So the fact that half of it is written and the fact that Brad and Eli all wanna do it, you know could actually make the difference. So first we have to see, one, is the movie a hit and, two, do I lose interest?
With a $14m opening day on Friday in the U.S., Inglourious Basterds should have no problem making back its $70m budget once international is included. Critics have rated it 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, and the reaction from users online is extremely positive (it’s currently ranked the 106th best movie ever made on imdb).
Would you prefer an Inglourious Basterds sequel, prequel, or neither? What should the plot be? Which characters in Inglourious Basterds do you really want to see more of? Leave your thoughts in the comments.