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Why doesn't anyone want me to direct a super hero movie?

By Quentin Tarantino

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Okay seriously so there's all of these super hero movies now, like okay it started with Spider Man which was cool right but the longer shots were a little lacking in depth and the focus seemed ill suited to bring the most gravity to the sudden explosion of the Green Goblin's pumpkin bombs, but it was still cool right, and then they came out with The Hulk and Daredevil and the new Batman and the Fantastic Four and the X-Men and and right and all of these totally cool, super hero movies and lot's of these guys, okay, lot's of these guys that directed these movies did like some good work okay, but it sometimes seems like they're channeling Heiner Müller more than Jack Kirby in their shot composition, which is cool with me, cause Heiner Müller was one smooth motherfucker.

But why don't they ask me to direct one of those movies? I mean, think about like Green Lantern alright, yeah, yeah, like, set in the 1970's okay and I'd use John Stewart instead of Hal Jordan, cause Stewart was a black guy and you don't see a lot of black super heros okay and maybe we could get Samuel L to play him yeah yeah and instead of a power ring the Green Lantern has like this sick green set of brass knuckles so that even when he's facing a yellow villain he could still be crushing skulls with the brass knuckles JUST CRUSHING DUDES' SKULLS man, cause they deserve it, cause they're evil dudes.

But also Green Lantern is like conflicted about something personal, like maybe his best friend is the head of an organized crime syndicate and Green Lantern maybe looks the other way because they're friends and he normally just deals with like, Intergalatic Police stuff and doesn't get too involved in diamond heists and other normal crime, but then they have this confrontation when the syndicate is pulling a big job for some evil genius as one part of a larger diabolical world wide fucking take down and the Green Lantern has to confront his friend and ends up just fucking DEMOLISHING him with the brass knuckles. And his friend is a white dude who's addicted to heroin.

Man, this is good shit. Why doesn't anybody ask me to make one of these movies?

6/2/2008 11:47 AM, Hollywood
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Jeffrey Koehn:

Quentin:

I'm with you. I'd love to see you direct a superhero movie. And I got one in mind. I thought this after seeing Kill Bill, Vol.2. You should direct a movie version of one of the Destroyer books, the adventures of Remo Williams and his mentor, Chiun, the Master of Sinanju. Read one of these books, Quentin, if you haven't already, and you'll see you'd be perfect to bring Remo and Chuin to the big screen. Forget the pussy 1985 version--that sucked. Please Quentin, do The Destroyer, and do it right!

7/28/2008 2:19 PM

Aaron:

I would love to see you direct a superhero movie!

8/7/2008 2:47 PM

Parker:

I think it would be great to see you direct a superhero movie. Infact I came across this article because I was thinking to myself, after seeing The Dark Knight, that Quentin Tarantino should do a superhero movie. It seems like the next logical step; ganster movie, kung-fu movie, grind-house movie, war movie, then superhero movie. Don't wait for someone to ask you, just do it.

8/7/2008 2:53 PM