While speaking with Total Film, Quentin Tarantino alluded to the fact that Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds feel like installments in a trilogy. “As different as they are, there is a companion piece quality. There might very well be a third one. I just don’t know what it is yet.” It makes sense: They are both genre-rooted films that deal with major historical atrocities. Since Quentin is currently stumped, here are five possible human tragedies that will allow him to explore new genres.
Massacre of the Innocents
Coming out of his desire to make a grand, epic Bible film, this movie could be about a young Bethlehemite who slowly infiltrates Masada, with the help of a sympathetic Roman (Brad Pitt), to eventually brutally murder Herod the Great.
Trail of Tears
In the style of a heist movie, a renegade group of Cherokee band together, with the help of a disgruntled cowboy (Bruce Willis), to kill President Andrew Jackson.
Irish Potato Famine
A monster movie in which Samuel L. Jackson will play the “Black Irish,” an Irish-American who comes back to his motherland to fight the Giant Potato Monster.
Japanese American Internment
This would be an homage to The Great Escape but set instead in the Japanese Internment camps. Leonardo DiCaprio plays an American sergeant who helps the rag-tag group of Japanese-Americans.
1971 Bangladesh Atrocities
George Harrison (Christoph Waltz) works with a Bengali intellectual to take on the Al-Badr. Not one to be particularly ethnically precise, this film will be Quentin’s opportunity to try his hand at Bollywood.