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Wanna see the cover to Quentin Tarantino's DEATH PROOF script? I promise you effin' do!

Hey folks, Harry here... Jakamaku sent in the following image and boy... does it get me excited about GRINDHOUSE. No, GRINDHOUSE is not dead. There's a whole helluvalot of rumors circulating right now, but I assure you. You will be seeing GRINDHOUSE in a theater sometime before the end of the year or first quarter of next year. Has shooting on Robert's half stopped for now? Yes, will it resume? Yes. Will Quentin be filming DEATH PROOF soon? Yes. With "The Best Of QT Fest" coming up tomorrow through a week from today... we'll be seeing and hearing a lot about what's on Quentin's mind. Now - to give you a glimpse at the Title Page to Tarantino's DEATH PROOF. The "R.I.P." stands for "Rodriguez International Pictures" - Essentially Rodriguez's form of A.I.P. which will be producing and creating pics along this vein for sometime to come. Now enjoy this very Grindhouse image....

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  • April 23, 2006, 3 p.m. CST

    GREAT! Now how can I get RIP my spec. remake of...

    by LilOgre


  • April 23, 2006, 3:01 p.m. CST

    and FIRST

    by LilOgre

  • April 23, 2006, 3:01 p.m. CST


    by chaos731

    Looks good. Love QT. Love Rodriguez. Good stuff.

  • April 23, 2006, 3:01 p.m. CST


    by Rupee88

    Tarantino's last 3 films have sucks, but his first two were beyond amazing, so I'll hold out hope for this one.

  • April 23, 2006, 3:02 p.m. CST

    they "sucked" even

    by Rupee88

    typos suck more

  • April 23, 2006, 3:04 p.m. CST

    ive always felt that

    by litzapalooza

    i missed out on the grindhouse experienc. hopefully, this flick will give me a taste of it.

  • April 23, 2006, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Rourke is the coolest fucking actor on the planet

    by indiephantom

    and that poster is amazing. God bless Grindhouse and the QT.

  • April 23, 2006, 3:33 p.m. CST

    Sorry, this looks terrible

    by El Scorcho

    And I love horror.

  • April 23, 2006, 3:34 p.m. CST

    "An RIP Release"..I find that hard to say.

    by Sworn42Enemy

    I don't like when people become the grammar police, but shouldn't that be "A RIP Release".

  • April 23, 2006, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Don't be sorry,

    by butnugget

    you're just ignorant. Uh, yeah, about this one picture, it looks like the movie will suck. Yeah, I'm apparently fucking clairvoyant. Fucking naysayers.

  • April 23, 2006, 3:55 p.m. CST

    An not A

    by CoursinLarry

    No. It should be AN RIP Release. Spell out how the letter "R" sounds. Arr. It has a vowel sound. Thus, the AN.

  • April 23, 2006, 4:21 p.m. CST

    love the poster

    by samsquanch

    and the first part of this grindhouse thing will be a zombie movie by Rodriguez? I'm there. I just watched the Road Warrior again for the first time in many years, holy smokes- what a fucking masterpiece. Am I naive to believe that there will be anything so viscerally satisfying again? Will "Death Proof" deliver?

  • April 23, 2006, 4:34 p.m. CST

    stupid ass poster

    by shalashaska

    maybe i just dont "get it"

  • April 23, 2006, 4:36 p.m. CST

    Give us a link to the whole script, why dontcha?

    by Nate Champion

    Seriously, Harry... It's just not fair to dole out these scraps. The thought of Mickey Rourke making mincemeat out of big-tittied, barely-dressed nymphos with that car is enough to get me excited about this. Too bad Rodriguez is involved... I'm worried this is going to be another of those great ideas ala Four Rooms.

  • April 23, 2006, 4:43 p.m. CST

    I thought this was a SCRIPT COVER...

    by nomihs

    Some of you are calling it a "poster." Just wanna be sure. Anyway, just wondering how the cover and not the WHOLE DAMN THING didn't get one here. OH WAIT, Harry is the whipping boy of many a Hollywood elite. "Here is an inside scoop to my next film Harry, put it up and get the geeks all crazy man." Quentin says... "Okay man, just as long as you keep dropping my name to Bob and Harvey." Harry replies. C'mon Harry, and Co., how close am I?

  • April 23, 2006, 5:26 p.m. CST

    Will he write AND direct this?

    by crackerfarmboy

    If not then I don't care, he attaches his fucking name to everything, yet makes nothing. Amazing!!! So much talent and so little product!

  • April 23, 2006, 5:27 p.m. CST

    Will he write AND direct this?

    by crackerfarmboy

    If not then I don't care, he attaches his fucking name to everything, yet makes nothing. Amazing!!! So much talent and so little product!

  • April 23, 2006, 6:02 p.m. CST

    I don't get it..

    by MaulRat

    Yeah yeah yeah I'm an ignorant slut.. I just don't see the 'movie geeks' fascination with Grindhouse cinema.. I want someone to explain thier fascination to me so I can try and see thier point of view, not being a smart ass, I genuinely want to know. Oh, and as for the grammatical error some of you folks are talking about, you're focusing on the wrong thing.. the real error is the lack of periods separating the R,I, and the P... as in 'rest in peace' (or pieces.. hardy har), then "An R.I.P. Release" would be grammatically correct, I think you're thinking of the word "RIP" in which case "A RIP Release would be correct.. it's an easy mistake to make.

  • April 23, 2006, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Clerks 2 will rock

    by spindude

    This looks cool too.

  • April 23, 2006, 7:55 p.m. CST

    yeah, i wanna' see a script...?

    by future help

    where's that script Harry? QT ROCKS...all the movies he directs.

  • April 23, 2006, 9:12 p.m. CST

    hell yeah THAT WOULD ROCK

    by future help

    great idea

  • April 23, 2006, 9:16 p.m. CST

    I've never not liked Tarantino.

    by beastie

    It's easy to want to not like him because all of the film school kids love him, but, everytime he works, I just about cream.

  • April 23, 2006, 10:24 p.m. CST

    off topic

    by thebearovingian

    Great. DeathProof. My life is now almost complete. Harry, what movies have you been in/ had a cameo? Everyone else is free to answer that question if Mr. Knowles doesn't get back to me. Still kind of a newb on AICN and kinda curious.

  • April 23, 2006, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Mickey Roarke is DUKE NUKEM

    by Zeke25:17

    And if it ain't true, it oughtta be. Cool script cover by the way. Grind House will rock hard. And speaking of rock hard, if it's true that Rodriguez was shagging Rose McGowan, who the hell can blame the man? Sexy voice and quite tasty-lookin to boot...

  • April 23, 2006, 11:03 p.m. CST

    it's Tarantino ... y'know you're gonna buy a ticket

    by emu47

    And you should. Even his weakest is worth owning. I will be there, even though I know (*big sigh*) that Tarantino is not really a fan of horror so much as he's a fan of camp. But this looks like camp of the absolute best kind. I can't wait. (But someone PLEASE make sure his next film is INGLORIOUS BASTARDS!)

  • April 23, 2006, 11:55 p.m. CST

    by MaryTylerMorbid

    It's kind of pointless to poke fun at Tarantino at this stage - he does a good enough job of that himself - but this sounds and looks about as entertaining as a turd drying in the sun. And yes, it appears he's ripping off Death Car on the Freeway, one of the great TV movies ever made. But that's nothing new, he's been ripping off other films for years, which is okay anyway. But this one looks bad. Seriously, kids. This one looks REAL bad. And how are you supposed to watch a grindhouse movie in a state of the art digital cinema with stadium seating and Dolby surround sound. Maybe buy a $10 bucket of popcorn?

  • April 24, 2006, 12:09 a.m. CST

    1 T & R combo platter please!

    by donkeypark

    Grindhouse. The title says it all. Set expectations at 0. I have to admit that I'm not that psyched up over this project. But I'll let the T&R combo do what they do. Bad head is still head.

  • April 24, 2006, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Mickey Rourke...

    by Bootskin

    ...always had the potential to be our generation's Steve McQueen. Bruce Willis ALMOST had it, but his tough guy image kinda went away with 6th sense,the whole 9 yards and "Friends" appearances. The bad, bad drugs n boxing and whatever the fuck got in the way finally over now,It seems like Rourke may finally be living up to it.

  • April 24, 2006, 2:33 a.m. CST


    by Ipitythefool

    Isn't this the very definition of trying to judge a book by its cover? I love QT but who fucking cares what's on the cover of the script? Just sayin...

  • April 24, 2006, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Interesting title page...

    by deanamatronix

    .. BUT THAT'S IT. All these fanboys creaming themselves over it. For fuck sake, it's just a title page. Calm the fuck down.

  • April 24, 2006, 9:01 a.m. CST

    So is the working title "Christine: Fully Loaded"?

    by Mr. Profit

    Or how about Highwaymen 2?

  • April 24, 2006, 9:06 a.m. CST

    And his worst mistake was....

    by Mr. Profit

    Splitting Kill Bill into 2 movies. I loved Kill Bill 1, but then Kill Bill 2 disappointed me. 2 movies and The Bride kills him with a move stolen from Xena: Warrior Princess?

  • April 24, 2006, 9:29 a.m. CST

    QT is becoming self-indulgent.

    by brycemonkey

    I'm not saying that he should only make movies for the masses. Make what you want but don't expect *everyone* to want to see it. It's the sort of thing studios/distributors seem to take notice of though. I love QT and Robert Rodriguez but does anyone else think that they need to put in more time before being allowed to go off and make stuff that might be important to them but no-one else cares about? For example Spielberg and Gibson have started doing this (and in a more grown up manner too). However I think Quentin and Robert need to give us about 5 more really good flicks (each they can't double up) before they should be allowed to go in this direction. Fanboys set phasers to 'Flame'. Peace.

  • April 24, 2006, 9:58 a.m. CST

    emu47, it's Tarantino, the reason I will NOT

    by Blue_Demon

    be buying a ticket. Got a burned copy of the Kill Bill dvd and realized that Tarantino has pulled one over on us. Every piece of trash movie that came out in the 70s is now cool because he says it is. Oh, and Mickey Roarke is becoming the new Bruce Campbell. He can do no wrong in the eyes of film geeks. I'll pass.

  • April 24, 2006, 10:01 a.m. CST

    Agreed Brycemonkey

    by CaptDanielRoe

    At least Tarantino has to flee to France following some "youthful indescretion" before he starts making one inscrutable, self-indulgent movie every 22 years.

  • April 24, 2006, 10:31 a.m. CST

    brycemonkey "becoming self indulgent"???

    by modlight

    He started Kill Bill with the phrase. The 4th Film by Quentin Tarantino. then proceeded to give us the biggest directorial Jerk off session that was only trumped by King Kong (massively I might add) and only redeemed by the far superior Kill Bill 2.

  • April 24, 2006, 10:59 a.m. CST

    hmmm, self indulgent...

    by brycemonkey

    Given my earlier thoughts, are ALL directors self indulgent? I suppose there are 'journeyman' directors who direct shit they don't care about just for the money. Rather an intellectual bind I've got myself in. Perhaps I should have called this movie making direction something else... Wank?

  • April 24, 2006, 11:25 a.m. CST

    that poster is so russ meyer!

    by thegoldencalf

  • April 24, 2006, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Death by Stereo Logo?

    by bigj3rk77

    The skull logo on the hood is the logo for the hardcore band, Death by Stereo...whats up with that?

  • April 24, 2006, 11:57 a.m. CST

    i was just about to bring up the death by stereo thing

    by dubsy

    that looks exactly like their logo

  • April 24, 2006, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Does Tarantino do anything original?

    by r3sp3ctm3

    Or does he relentlessly mine bad 60's and 70's trash-heap garbage, that without his efforts and the calm determined writings of a few internet geeks - never, ever would see the light of day in modern 'cinema'. Hmmmmmm.

  • April 24, 2006, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Not Russ Meyer...

    by jazzbox2

    The cover is Roger Corman! If was Russ Meyer, it's have clevage.

  • April 24, 2006, 1:09 p.m. CST

    QT has sunken to a new low

    by phanboi

    Aren't there any decent actresses out there to cast instead of a friggin STUNTWOMAN. Well, lil Zoe probably whoop my ass big time ... but c'mon that's just ridiculous. And Rourke isn't even funny anymore ... his shtick is just annoying.

  • April 24, 2006, 1:18 p.m. CST

    So is QT's half gonna be shot digitally? If so...

    by oceansized

    and he makes the switch permanently like his buddy Robert, it could mean not having to wait so damn long between each flick he makes. Of course it's only a good thing assuming he's technically adept enough.

  • April 24, 2006, 1:57 p.m. CST

    I did a Google image search on Bell. Man she's Fug....

    by Mr. Profit

    So this film is gonna be Hot Cars and Ugly Chicks? That doesn't go together.

  • April 24, 2006, 2:05 p.m. CST

    I Love Quentin Tarantino!

    by Wee Willie

    THe man has glee, baby, glee.

  • April 24, 2006, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Poster reminds me of...

    by StigMata Click on "See larger image" and compare these bad boys. If QT comes close to the 1971 "Vanishing Point" in spirit...or the other 1970's existential car chase film, "Two-Lane Blacktop" -directed by Monte Hellman who also Exec Produced...Reservoir Dogs (!) then I'll be shit-stain happy.

  • April 24, 2006, 2:24 p.m. CST

    Not particularly caring for something...

    by Childe Roland

    ...does not equal not getting it. It's entirely possible to understand something completely and simply not enjoy it. I can think of any number of jokes that qualify. Very little of what Tarantino has done is inaccessible either aesthetically or intellectually. Some of his movies simply aren't as enjoyable as others. And that's really a matter of personal taste. People who say "If you don't like/love it, you don't get it" are pretty fucking insecure in their own personal tastes and sensibilities if they feel the need to try and invalidate others' simply to make themselves feel better about what they enjoy. I don't "get" those people. Nor do I appreciate them.

  • April 24, 2006, 2:29 p.m. CST

    Good point Childe, but...

    by oceansized

    Take that away and much of the discourse in these talkbacks is gone. And the ultimate example of the phenomenon you speak of is Paul Thomas Anderson, in an interview promoting Magnolia, saying something to the effect of "people who don't like this movie are just wrong."

  • April 24, 2006, 2:33 p.m. CST

    QT needs to start crankin' more of his stuff out there

    by donuts

    One film a year, two guest director episodes for TV. That's all I expect. The Industry needs him, The Box Office needs him, and last but not least, Movie Goers need him.

  • April 24, 2006, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Would shrunken talkbacks be such a bad thing...

    by Childe Roland

    ...oceansized? I mean, if Darwinian dynamics apply and the least asinine commentary is what survives, wouldn't they be more fun to read and participate in? Well...except maybe for the SNakes on a Plane or Aquaf@g talkbacks. Those need the silly. And any Indy IV talkback where a thousand different titles are proposed. And any outright hateful indictment of the AVP or Star Wars prequel franchises. Come to think of it, forget my moment of clarity. Talkbackers please resume saying stupid shit for my amusement.

  • April 24, 2006, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Tarantino is such a hack

    by zacdilone

    Blockbuster called...they're holding your job for you.

  • April 24, 2006, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Can we get a real f'ing Tarantino movie now please?

    by dr_buggerlugs

    Now this will probably turn out to be bags of fun, but I really don't care for a pointless vanity project like this...I want to see a real honest Tarantino film, not another excuse for him to tell us about the films he's seen...amongst the homage that Kill Bill was full of, there seemed to be a hint of heart in that film and thats what I want from his next...not another homage, another tribute...I want to see something that's a step forward, uncharted territory for a guy now in his 40s - he needs to take some fucking chances and not rely on 'hip' 70's references anymore. I think it's time he stopped playing up to the pop and geek culture iconography and start making the damn great films he should have been doing for the last decade.

  • April 24, 2006, 7:50 p.m. CST

    So you have the F you money...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...and you have guys who will bankroll just about whatever movie you want to make. And you're not going to make what you want? You're not going to indulge the cinematic fantasies that burned through your head when you were watching the films that filled your youth? You know, if you wouldn't, you probably don't love movies enough to be here.

  • April 24, 2006, 9:15 p.m. CST

    I'd rather have no Oscar nominations...

    by zacdilone

    ...than have the reputation Tarantino will have as future generations of film lovers look back on his work. And aren't REALLY going to argue that an Oscar nomination means anything, are you? (cue Forrest Gump music)

  • April 25, 2006, 4:20 a.m. CST

    i was thinking of the font...

    by thegoldencalf

    ...when i compared it to russ meyer.

  • April 25, 2006, 8:49 a.m. CST

    by dr_buggerlugs

    I absolutely and utterly respect that viewpoint, but at the same time as a fan and more pertinantly as a moviegoer aren't I or we allowed to want more from a filmmaker? Is it wrong to want to see someone like Tarantino get out of his comfort zone and maybe not adhere to the 'formula' for once? I'm glad he's making the stuff he wants to and he's celebrating the genres he loved, but as a moviegoer I'd rather see him taking a route less travelled and I want to be surprised. That's the way I look at it I guess. And if that's an opinion that doesn't warrant one being here, I wouldn't want to.

  • April 25, 2006, 10:25 a.m. CST

    So, let me get this straight, AshokO...

    by Childe Roland've taken the tried and untrue talkbacker bastion of demanding that a naysayer make his or her own movie before daring tocriticize another's work and upped the ante to require that all film critics be former Oscar noms? Is there a term for a phallacy on steroids? I mean other than "extra-lame fucking arguement?"

  • April 25, 2006, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Rourke isn't worthy...

    by NightArrows clean McQueen's toilet, were he still taking dumps. Rourke in Diner was great. Rourke in Year of the Dragon was good. Rourke in Sin City was good. That's about it. He's no McQueen, and never will be. And anyone who thinks Kill Bill 2 is better than 1, IS FUCKED IN THE HEAD. 2 was the cinematic equivalent to a rectal sedative.

  • April 25, 2006, 1:30 p.m. CST

    Sweet Cover

    by Juvenal

    How about the insides...

  • April 25, 2006, 5:30 p.m. CST

    uh, judge a script by its cover much?

    by newc0253

    so let me get this straight: this is an item about the *cover* of a movie script. not the movie. not even the making of the movie. not even a review of the script. no, it's a story about how the script has a cover with a picture of a car on it. it's a cool looking car, i'll give you that. but, sweet jesus, it's a fucking script cover. take a pill already.

  • April 25, 2006, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Ashok0, are you aware...

    by one9deuce

    that Stanley Kubrick is dead? So Quentin Tarantino can't be "to date the most talented, brilliant film maker alive. Alongside Kubrick, David Fincher, and Chris Nolan". In fact, he just isn't even close to the greatest filmmaker alive, and neither are either of your other choices. Although Kubrick would be, if he was alive. Because a filmmaker shoots something that is "edgy" or "dark" doesn't make it great. A "great" filmmaker has to have at least one masterpiece to his credit and Christopher Nolan most certainly doesn't. David Fincher almost has one with Se7en. I really liked that film when it came out, but I had NO idea that it would become so influential. Not quite a masterpiece though. Quentin Tarantino does have one great film and one masterpiece to his credit, and they are respectively Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. But he has fallen so far, so fast that he certainly isn't in the ranks of the greatest directors working today. I don't think you really know what makes a movie great.

  • April 26, 2006, 7:35 p.m. CST


    by one9deuce

    Memento is a damn good movie. Fight Club is a damn good movie. Batman Begins is a good movie. None of those are great movies. And I did mention Pulp Fiction, just scroll up and you'll see that you are wrong. You wrote: "Something that is "edgy" or "dark" is brilliant". No, something that is brilliant is brilliant. The reason I'm sure you don't know shit about films is because you are easy to confuse because you think edgy translates into good. But there are brilliant edgy films and shitty edgy films. Try to learn to make the distinction. And you think that I am watching Tomb Raider and Charlie's Angels 2 DVDs? You couldn't be farther from reality. Then again, I already knew that because of your ignorant proclamations. I will give you a break though since I am sure that you are only 19, and probably haven't seen over 90% of the true masterpieces in the history of film.