Another Possible Quentin Tarantino Project: Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! Remake

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Let me start this post by saying I’m a big fan of Quentin Tarantino, but I’m not such a big fan of his rock star persona. He’s done more than just about any other director to raise awareness of independent film and obscure cult classics, but let’s face it… the man is a media whore. He’s always talking loudly about how he wants to do this or do that, but these ideas almost ever seem to materialize. What happened to that Kill Bill prequel he’s been talking about, or The Vega Brothers prequel, or his remake of Come Drink With Me? Better yet, when are we ever going to see his WWII flick Inglorious Bastards?

It is for this reason that when I read reports of Quentin Tarantino talking up a new remake of Russ Meyer’s sexploitation classic Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, I wasn’t quite sure how seriously to take them. According to Liz Smith at Variety, QT has already picked his top casting choices for the three female stars: Kim Kardashian, Eva Mendes and… Britney Spears. Sounds like he was inspired by Richard Kelly’s gimmicky ass-backwards casting in Southland Tales.

Assuming this is actually under serious consideration and not just a throwaway comment, I know Tarantino would do a fine job with such a remake. Supposedly he wants to make it even raunchier, which is interesting considering that the original is borderline soft-core porn. (I guess there would have to be a heck of a lot of missing reels if he actually expects it to play in theatres across North America.) The thing is, after the whole Grindhouse fiasco, does he really want to return to this kind of material so quickly? Something tells me his buddies at The Weinstein Company wouldn’t be overly enthusiastic about it. To be honest, it even seems a bit redundant to me, but then again, I’ve never seen the original. I am putting my money on the fact that this will never actually come to pass, but if it does, do you think anyone would actually go see it?



  • I don’t know. I kind of just wish Quentin would do something totally original like the “Inglorious Bastards” film he’s been rumored to be doing for years now. I think he indulged his Grindhouse fetish enough with “Death Proof” and to try it again would prove to be a financial and possibly a critical bomb. However, I do think that Rodriguez/Tarantino should brnad the “Grindhouse” idea and have young/new directors helm straight to DVD films to be packaged 2 at a time. It could pan out like a Masters of Horror series, or something similar.

  • I don’t think it will come to pass, but you HAVE to see the original. It’s fantastic. It’s so mean and disgusting and just revels in everything that is horrible and unbearable to a degree where it’s just entertaining beyond belief. Definitely if you were enthusiastic about Grindhouse, you must check this movie out.

    But if it were to be made, Britney Spears certainly couldn’t be in it. You need massive tits to capture the essence of the characters in Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    I hope Quintin Tarantino does either this or Inglorious Bastards. I mean if he lives up to the title of that film, it could be good, even if I am not personally really wanting to see a war movie by him. All in all, this is one remake that I would kill to see.

  • joe

    Sure, why not. Apparantly Terrantino gets off on this kind of stuff. But there’s not need to try to revive Grindhouse cinema, IMHO. All in all, I’m happy with the Grindhouse double-feature film from last year, and am ready to move on from it.

  • Primal

    I’m happy to hear that Tarantino would want to remake such a classic film. The acting was downright terrible, but had some fantastic one-liners that made the movie for me. It’s probably regarded as Russ Meyer’s best film, but he has quite a few films that really venture to true sexploitation without crossing into porn territory. Meyer’s always casted women with huge NATURAL breasts. QT should at least follow that guideline.

    His writing hasn’t failed me yet and this is definitely a movie where I’d see his writing be closest to a comedy. I’m so down to see this if he decides to do it.

  • Me

    He talks about why hes not doing The Vega Brothers film and why he hates Natural Born Killers in this Opie and Anthony interview below.

    http://www.break.com/index/quentin_tarantino_on_opie_and_anthony2.html

  • Borderline soft-core porn? Man, which version are you talking about?

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  • Josh 12

    About as fresh and original as what’s
    under the couch —in your mother’s house
    -where you and Tarrentino are STILL living.