Quentin Tarantino not only loves making films, he’s also passionate about talking about them. In conversation with Dana Carvey, he now revealed why he has a problem with “The Hunger Games”.
Always worried Quentin Tarantino for headlines in the big industry journals of film journalism by declaring his interest in any projects. These include a “Star Trek” spin-off, a Luke Cage film and the implementation of a strip about the brothers Vic Vega (Michael Madsen) and Vincent Vega (John Travolta), who we know from “Reservoir Dogs” and “Pulp fiction”.
Recently, Quentin Tarantino did the late night show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” paid a visit and mentioned another project he would have liked to be responsible for. Speaking to comedian Dana Carvey, who is currently deputizing for Jimmy Kimmel as the show’s host, the 59-year-old filmmaker revealed his favorite Battle Royale Remakea movie he treasured (via No Film School). Yet “The Hunger Games” got ahead of him and torpedoed his dream:
“I’m a big fan of the Japanese film ‘Battle Royale’ which is the basis for ‘The Hunger Games’. Well, The Hunger Games just has [das Konzept] Stolen. It would have been great to direct ‘Battle Royale’.”
Although the “Hunger Games” series came to an end in 2015 with “The Hunger Games – Mockingjay Part 2”, there is currently a prequel entitled “The Hunger Games: The Song of Birds and Snakes” in the production. The cryptic teaser tells you when the next spectacular fight for survival will be shown on the big screen:
Quentin Tarantino was able to win this “Battle Royale” star for one of his films
The Japanese film Battle Royale is a 2000 unpretentious action thriller based on Koushun Takami’s novel of the same name that was published a year earlier. The dystopian story revolves around a class of students who are forced into a last-person-standing death game by the totalitarian government. The Hunger Games series is based on the same concept.
For “Kill Bill – Vol. 1” Quentin Tarantino was even able to do it Chiaki Kuriyama who starred in “Battle Royale” as high school student Takako Chigusa getting involved in the brutal endeavor. In the vendetta of the bride aka Black Mamba aka Beatrix Kiddo (Uma Thurman), Takako Chigusa appears as the sadistic student Gogo Yubari. Here, Tarantino let “Battle Royale” fans feel his soft spot for the Japanese film. If you want to watch the performer’s performance, you can rent or buy Kill Bill – Vol. 1 on Amazon.
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