Quentin Tarantino has that one project that just never seems to go away, and for him it is Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, a longer cut of his two-part geek porn martial arts triumph. What makes it special is that it contained a 30 minute anime sequence which had only been shown once in 2011, and that was all anyone had ever heard of it until now.
During Comic-Con Tarantino was at a panel promoting his Django Unchained/Zorro crossover comic when the subject The Whole Bloody Affair was brought up. Tarantino, who is never short on words, addressed it (via Slashfilm) in his own bloody way:
“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. So you see in the movie [O-Ren] kill her boss but then there was that long hair guy… The big sequence was her fighting that guy. 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 [plus] you can’t have a thirty-minute piece in your movie. I said okay. It was my favorite part but it was the part you could drop. So we dropped it and then later when I.G. heard we were talking about doing Kill 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. 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.”
So are you excited for The Whole Bloody Affair? Are you just anxious to see something new from Tarantino? Currently The Whole Bloody Affair is tentatively scheduled for 2015, which might give movie fans something to geek out on until he finishes his next film project.