Quentin Tarantino’s latest masterpiece is set to be released in a couple weeks, as The Hateful Eight opens up on Christmas Day. The trailers look spectacular, and personally, we can’t wait to sit through three hours of classic Tarantino tension-filled dialogue.
In the meantime, the famed director is making the media rounds to promote his new flick. While sitting down with Ben Mankiewicz of What The Flick?!, Tarantino was asked about the possibility of ever returning to one of his most famous stories — Kill Bill. Could we ever be in line for a Kill Bill 3?
There definitely is a possibility … stop short of saying probability, but there could be! It could be. For one reason in particular. Well one, me and Uma [Thurman] would have a really good time working together again. And I wanted the character to have … I put that character – not Uma, I put Uma through a lot too – but I put that character of Beatrix Kiddo through a lot. And so I wanted her to have this much time for peace. I wanted her to have some time with her daughter and not have to be in the genre-machine. She could actually enjoy her life for a while. The whole idea was that everyone would be as old as they are.
But the other thing is I think Kill Bill is pretty much hands down probably my most visionary movie, insofar as I really went beyond the Pulp Fiction stuff to create this world that really doesn’t exist. Where they actually have samurai sword holders on airplanes where the cup holder would be and that’s all good and everyone accepts it. That’s just how it is! Fourteen year old girls hang out in bubblegum bars and eviscerate men and get away with it. So the thing about it was that is probably my most visionary cinematic contribution. Now since then my work has taken a turn towards literary and it’s gotten denser and denser … so it would be nice to go back to a visceral world that’s not about the words any more.
We would love to see a return of the Tarantino/Uma Thurman duo again. When the Kill Bill movies were first released in 2003 and 2004, there was rumors of a planned sequel that featured the daughter of Vernita “Copperhead” Green (Vivica A. Fox) returning for revenge against The Bride for killing her mother. The Bride even offers the young girl, named Nikki Bell, a chance for revenge in the future, if she “still feels raw about it.”
The actress that played Nikki is Ambrosia Kelly, now 20-years old. Perhaps she’s ready for a starring role of her own.