Friday, January 23, 2009

Production I.G. completes a 7-minute animated sequence for the expanded "Kill Bill"

by Chris MaGee

I know for a fact that there are Quentin Tarantino fans amongst our regular readers, so here's a bit of good news for you on this Friday. According to a report posted at Anime News Network the "Pulp Fiction" and "Death Proof" director has revealed that Production I.G. has completed work on an additional 7-minutes of animation that will act as an intermission/ story bridge in an expanded and combined "Kill Bill". Tarantino had planned this for some time, but the fact that he didn't have to assemble all of the film's stars and crew years after the initial shoot made having another animated segment in his action-revenge drama all that more appealing.

Fans of the original two "Kill Bill" films will remember that Production I.G. and director Katsuhito Ishii (The Taste of Tea, Funky Forest) contributed the animated sequence chronicling the origins of Lucy Liu's character O-Ren.

Now, the question is when will fans get a chance to see this new sequence and the long promised expanded "Kill Bill". Tarantino is infamous for dropping hints about upcoming projects, many of which never materialize. We know for sure that we'll have to wait until after he finishes production on his next film, the WW2 action picture "Inglorious Bastards", but after that there's no guessing how long it could take.

1 comment:

Raku said...

My guess is it will appear when "Inglourious Basterds" is in theatres