Whutaver thet is...
This beauty is the first promotional pic for Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. As a former spelling bee champion, I object. Especially coming from a writer/director as language-loving as Tarantino. But that's neither here nor there today since I have never in my life objected to one Mr. William Bradley Pitt. And you can spell that any way you like.
As per usual, QT is using Bob Richardson as his DP and Sally Menke as editor (double yay!). Costume Designer Anna B Sheppard, a go-to costumer whenever World War II is in sight (The Pianist, Schindler's List, Band of Brothers), is doing the costumes. I'm not even going to hold the fact that she ditched me on an interview a few years back against her --in fact I've completely forgotten that that ever happened! ;) In fact, I'll just forgive everyone involved with this production for everything they've ever done to annoy me previously or in the future since I never in a million years believed that Tarantino would be back behind a camera again this soon. I'm so pleased he's not taking another unecessary 5 year break between movies.
The loud-mouthed auteur has also lined up a diverse, eccentric and bound to be gratifying ensemble of players. The names include German movie stars Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl and Til Schweiger as well as Michael Fassbender (hot off Hunger), director Eli Roth (Hostel --I suspect Tarantino will have fun offing him in some grotesque way as a barely inside joke), Mike Myers, Cloris Leachman (!?) and Tarantino returning player Julie Dreyfus (she who was horrifically mutilated in Kill Bill. We assume he'll give her both arms back) among several lesser knowns. Watch at least two of these actors deliver their best work ever. That's how QT do.
The suits (Weinstein Co & Universal) are saying this'll be in movie theaters in June 2009. Stop laughing! Okay okay. Watch for a Christmas release in 2009 or even a 2010 run should Tarantino want to fuss about in post.