Quentin Tarantino has revealed that his original vision for Kill Bill, subtitled The Whole Bloody Affair, is on its way to cinemas in 2015.
Before bowing to studio pressure and splitting it in half, Tarantino had originally planned to release Kill Bill as one, ultra-long film, including a significantly extended version of the anime sequence from the first half.
“What’s going on with that is originally back when Kill Bill was going to be one movie, I wrote an even longer anime sequence,” says Tarantino. “I.G. [the Japanese Anime Studio] who did Ghost In The Shell said we can’t do that and finish it in time for your thing. And you can’t have a thirty-minute piece in your movie.”
“I said okay. It was my favourite part but it was the part you could drop. So we dropped it and then later when I.G. heard we were talking about doingKill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, they still had the script, so without even being commissioned, they just did it and paid for it themselves.”
“It’s really terrific,” he continues. “Anyway, The Weinstein Company and myself were talking about actually coming out with it sometime, not before the year is out, but within the next year with limited theatrical engagement as well.”
Whether or not that would include a UK release has yet to be confirmed, but we’ll be keeping our fingers firmly crossed in the meantime…