Quentin Tarantino has been in the headlines due to his thoughts on police brutality, but now there’s a whole new project that’s coming along that will shed light on a different side of the outspoken artist — his filmmaking.
According to Variety, the documentary, 21 Years: Quentin Tarantino, is coming from director Tara Wood. The documentary will highlight Tarantino’s expansive career through the eyes of his co-stars, including famous names and frequent collaborates, including Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Lucy Liu, Zoë Bell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jamie Foxx, Eli Roth, Robert Forster, Diane Kruger, Michael Madsen, and Kerry Washington. These stars will participate in interviews to give a wider image of the filmmaker beyond what we see up on the big screen.
According to Wood, “Quentin is the most revolutionary, distinctive director of our time. There is no shortage of stories from his collaborators about what it takes to get his visionary style to the screen. It has been an enlightening process both personally and professionally.”
Although this is some great news for Tarantino’s fans, it seems like the war waged by some police officials on Quentin isn’t letting up. As the Inquisitr reported, after Tarantino spoke out on police brutality and participated in a rally with Rise Up in October, the filmmaker has received a major backlash.
Since Tarantino’s comments insinuating that all police are murderers (something he denies saying), police unions have decided to boycott his new film, The Hateful Eight. At the time, he told the Los Angeles Times, “All cops are not murderers. I never said that. I never even implied that.”
The situation escalated when the Fraternal Order of Police, which is the biggest police union, released a warning to Tarantino, saying that they have a “surprise” waiting for him.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the executive director of the police union, Jim Pasco, said that they will hurt him where it counts.
“Something could happen anytime between now and [the release of The Hateful Eight]. And a lot of it is going to be driven by Tarantino, who is nothing if not predictable. The right time and place will come up and we’ll try to hurt him in the only way that seems to matter to him, and that’s economically.”
When asked if it was a threat, Pasco said that police officers protect people and don’t go out and hurt people.
Although Pasco doesn’t see what he said a threat, the director has come forward to state exactly what he thinks about the unions that have spoken in opposition to his comments.
“Their message is very clear. It’s to shut me down. It’s to discredit me. It is to intimidate me. It is to shut my mouth, and even more important than that, it is to send a message out to any other prominent person that might feel the need to join that side of the argument.”
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Although there was a rumor going around that Quentin Taranto was going to apologize to the police, he hasn’t. It was rumored that he was going to write an op-ed after allegedly receiving pressure from movie mogul and legendary producer Harvey Weinstein, who’s currently a producer on the filmmaker’s new film, The Hateful Eight.
Instead, Tarantino decided to clarify his comments by making an appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher. That said, if any of the unions were expecting this appearance to come with an apology, then they were sorely mistaken.
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“The thing that’s really sad about it is we actually do need to talk to cops about this. We need to get to the problem. We need to bring this to the table.”
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