Sep/2018

Tarantino Tackles The Summer of the Manson Family!!!

by Red Zeppelbon on Jan 12th, 2018

Hey guys, Jana here,

Quentin Tarantino has decided that, after 2012’s ‘Django Unchained‘, he kinda likes working with Leonardo DiCaprio and enjoyed it so much that he’s signed the Oscar winner to his latest film. This makes number nine for Tarantino, and has been given an August 9, 2019 opening date under Sony.

Leo isn’t the only superstar to be circling this project, as rumor has it that Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt are eyeing the film, as well. Margot Robbie has already been asked to participate. What’s the storyline here that has everyone so interested? Of course I know what it is, well parts of it. OK, not much of it. Tarantino always keeps plots pretty close to the vest, but what he has put out is that it will take place in 1969 Los Angeles. This happens to be the summer of the Manson murders and Robbie’s role is that of one of the victims, Sharon Tate, and Leo will play an aging actor. It’s been described as having the feel of ‘Pulp Fiction‘, and isn’t that a world to which we all want the famed director to return? The release date eerily coincides with the 50th anniversary of Tate’s murder, with production set to begin this summer.

I am a true crime fanatic, one of the first books I read on the subject, after Capote’s groundbreaking ‘In Cold Blood‘ was ‘Helter Skelter‘. Believe me, it’s a weird interest to have and try to explain to someone on a first date.  Reading true crime teaches you to keep a baseball bat or a gun beside your bed. A while back I heard that Rob Zombie was involved with a possible television series based on the Manson family and haven’t heard anymore about that. I’ve had a weird infatuation with the story and hoped for someone like Tarantino to give us a stylized account of the surrounding events of that summer. I may have just gotten my wish. If this follows his typical greatness, we will all be in for a surrrealistic, historical trip.

 

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