I hear that Grindhouse is about 3-hours in length. It’s comprised of two 90-minute horror films: Tarantino’s Death Proof and Robert Rodriguez’s Planet Terror. They are reimagining a double billing of ‘70s exploitation films, which were dubbed “grindhouses.” Apparently, during the “intermission,” we will see quite a few fake trailers of other ‘70s exploitation films. Tarantino told MTV that they’re working on trailers for the blaxploitation, kung-fu, sexploitation, and spaghetti-western genres. “I think for sure I'm going to do the sexploitation trailer, which is called Cowgirls in Sweden,” he said. The cast of Death Proof and Planet Terror will also make cameos in the fake trailers.
Thus, in the trailer for Grindhouse, we also see a trailer for a fake movie called Machete. I suppose it’s a good thing Machete isn’t a real film. All the screenwriting gurus would’ve bitched about him not having a character arc.
It’s been reported that Tarantino’s next film, Inglorious Bastards, which is about a group of soldiers who, on their way to being executed, get the chance for a reprieve, is a 6-hour, 600-page script.
Michael Madsen’s in it. His character is meant to be an homage to Charles Bronson. Madsen said that Tim Roth and Adam Sandler are also attached. Eddie Murphy has confirmed rumors that he’s been approached to be in the film. There have also been rumors about Paul Walker, Johnny Depp, John Travolta, Christopher Walken, and Bo Svenson. Not only that, Tarantino is famously quoted as saying, “I've said it once and I am going to say it again. I want Bruce, Sly, and Arnold for my World War II epic. I have always dreamed of having these 3 superstars together in a movie.”
Sly is now reportedly “locked” to be in the film.