Inglourious Basterds came out of this year’s Cannes Film Festival battling buzz that it was not only boring, but also that Harvey Weinstein thought it was 40 minutes too long. So, in an effort to get people energized about the film that could either make or break the Weinstein Co., Harvey conducted an interview with GQ. In it, he blames “some insane blogger” for starting those rumors and promises that Quentin Tarantino is “not gonna cut, he’s just reorganizing some scenes.” Most interestingly, though, Harvey seems very excited about a possible prequel to the film:
Brad [Pitt] wants to do Inglourious II. We all want to do it. And the movie hasn’t even come out yet! But unfortunately I cannot give away the plot. [pause] Unless you turned into Jacqueline Bisset when she was 27 years old. Under those circumstances, I would give it away.
Mission accomplished. We’re all ears, Harvey!