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The 9th Film by Quentin Tarantino
#1
ASo, he's prepping a film based around the Manson Murders.

Still untitled but he's reportedly met with A-list talent like Samuel L. Jackson, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence and Margot Robbie (for the role of Sharon Tate). QT is still putting the final touches on the script.


Yeah... interesting.
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#2
ACrazy. There was a small report about this almost a year ago! The only source was someone saying he's been seen carrying stacks of Manson books everywhere he goes. I thought this was a big Nothingburger!
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#3

I smell a juicy role for Steve Railsback.

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#4
AIs no one else already adapting The Girls? That would be a surprise. That was a pretty popular book.
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#5
AScott Rudin had the rights to The Girls, I think.
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#6
AWell, it's about time Quentin made a family film.
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#7

I'm already dreading the stomach-churning violence.


I'm assuming this will be nine hours long and shot in VistaVision.

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#8
AI probably won't see this.
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#9
AThis seems more like something Rob Zombie would be doing and even more like something no one should be doing at all..
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#10

How soon will Walton Goggins get a phone call?

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#11

Goggins as Tex Watson?

Will QT play Polanski?

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#12
AQT will probably play which ever person drops the most N bombs.
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#13
AI'm getting some serious Twin Peaks Evil Coop vibes from this new hair.

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#14

I have no doubts.  This is a perfect topic for him to delve into.

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#15
AI just get this vibe that QT is trying to make his 'Guyana: Cult of the Damned' with this thing. Like he's trying to play QT playing Eli Roth playing Rugerro Deodato. This is not subject matter to get "cheeky" with.

Maybe I'm totally wrong and I have no idea what angle he's approaching this from. Maybe it'll be a huge departure for him and be handled with a degree of true tragedy and sensitivity. But I'm trying to think of the movie that presents the lead up, recreation and aftermath of the horrific murder of a bunch of people including an expectant mother and I can't think of what that movie is at all that could possibly be something I'd wanna sit through..
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#16
AI'm with fraid. Manson and his story is too dark, dusturbed and deep for someone like Tarantino to futz around with as some crazy mix of genres.
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#17
A[quote name="Fraid uh noman" url="/community/t/159473/the-9th-film-by-quentin-tarantino#post_4321226"]This seems more like something Rob Zombie would be doing and even more like something no one should be doing at all..[/quote]
Zombie was going to do a cable series with Bret Easton Ellis a few years back.

And Manson is the comeback role hand made for Shia.
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#18

Aaghh! This damn pretentious thread titling convention again! It's the tenth film! The tenth!

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#19
AIf we count splitsies, we're counting BEST FRIEND'S BIRTHDAY.

So he's retired now. No Manson film.
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#20

Hot take:



Tarantino is the absolute last person to be doing this, full-stop, don't at me.



It's going to be a fucking disaster.



That said, if he must -



Leo as Manson.

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#21
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Originally Posted by Dent6084 View Post

Scott Rudin had the rights to The Girls, I think.


The Girls is fucking great and everyone should read it.



I would shit if Tarantino was actually adapting it, because whoo-boy, is he wrong for that material.

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#22

He's done with adaptations.

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#23

Good.

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#24
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Originally Posted by Boone Daniels View Post
 

Hot take:



Tarantino is the absolute last person to be doing this, full-stop, don't at me.



It's going to be a fucking disaster.



That said, if he must -



Leo as Manson.


I'm imagining it as Sharon Tate getting revenge (call it Kill Chuck), and that would just be odd.



It appears he's talking to Brad Pitt, who I'm assuming would be Manson. I wonder how he's going to cram Samuel L. Jackson in there.

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#25

The thing is that Manson was five-two, and yes, you could hobbit it up, but someone like Pitt or Leo or even someone like Michael Shannon, who would be perfect, are all over five ten.



I suppose if he fictionalizes it - which is really the way to go - you could get away with a bit more.



Emory Cohen as Vincent Bugliosi tho.

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#26

Obviously this should be part of a shared universe with the upcoming Zeroville.

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#27
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Originally Posted by Fraid uh noman View Post

I just get this vibe that QT is trying to make his 'Guyana: Cult of the Damned' with this thing. Like he's trying to play QT playing Eli Roth playing Rugerro Deodato. This is not subject matter to get "cheeky" with.

Maybe I'm totally wrong and I have no idea what angle he's approaching this from. Maybe it'll be a huge departure for him and be handled with a degree of true tragedy and sensitivity. But I'm trying to think of the movie that presents the lead up, recreation and aftermath of the horrific murder of a bunch of people including an expectant mother and I can't think of what that movie is at all that could possibly be something I'd wanna sit through..

This was my original thought as well, but I'm sure he'll take the story and throw it in a blender with a bunch of other things. However, I feel like in order for it to work, he'll have to leave his comfort zone. I realllllly don't want to see the Manson family walking to the Labianca home in slow-mo set to a Morricone tune.

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#28

There are ways for the Manson story to be fun, or, at least, engaging and entertaining. Karina Longworth's massive audioseries about Mansion - which I still need to finish - is a great example. It's breezy, and her delivery is great, but when she gets into the details of what exactly happened, it becomes deadly serious, and you never forget that when the sixties died, actual people died, too.



Another good reference point is that second extended murder sequence in Zodiac, easily one of the most upsetting things put to film.

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#29

What about Joel Kinnaman as Manson?


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#30

No, Barry.

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#31
A[quote name="Boone Daniels" url="/community/t/159473/the-9th-film-by-quentin-tarantino#post_4321360"]The thing is that Manson was five-two, and yes, you could hobbit it up, but someone like Pitt or Leo or even someone like Michael Shannon, who would be perfect, are all over five ten. 

I suppose if he fictionalizes it - which is really the way to go - you could get away with a bit more. 

Emory Cohen as Vincent Bugliosi tho.
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My first thought was that Pitt would play Terry Melcher.
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#32

The other issue with casting these parts is that everyone in Manson's cult was so young - that is, of course, kind of the point and one of the central themes of any Manson story - and even Manson himself was 35 at the time of the murders. I was going to play along with Barry and suggest JK as Tex, but Tex was 24 at the time. So Kinnaman, 37, maybe fits, certainly based on his performance in THE KILLING, which I enjoy a great deal.



But he's also a foot taller than Manson.



He'd work as Dennis Wilson, though.

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#33

Since Tarantino is a fan of JUSTIFIED, what about Jeremy Davies?


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#34

I'm not sure why the first thought is that Tarantino is doing a Grindhouse Trailer parody of the Manson story. Come on guys, he's Tarantino, not Eli Roth.

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#35
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Originally Posted by AtomTastic View Post
 

I'm not sure why the first thought is that Tarantino is doing a Grindhouse Trailer parody of the Manson story. Come on guys, he's Tarantino, not Eli Roth.



I would be much more comfortable getting behind this if was Jackie Brown-mode Tarantino, but he seems to have made it clear he has no intention of returning to that style of realism.



And it's less that he's Eli Roth (though one could argue that Roth has not been the best influence on him), and more the fact that despite handling certain historical events - the Holocaust, slavery - with more deftness than you'd expect, I still think there are enough problems in the depictions of those events that give me pause when considering a Manson project. (For the record, Inglorious is my favorite film of his and Django is a close third).

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