Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair, Quentin Tarantino‘s full extended cut of his two part Kill Bill saga has been a project long teased by the director.
While he was Comic-Con this past weekend promoting his new Django Unchained/ Zorro crossover comic wtih Dynamite Entertainment, Tarantino also happened to shed some light onto The Whole Bloody Affair.
“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.”
As Tarantino mentioned, the biggest addition to the extended cut will be the 30 minute animated sequence involving Lucy Liu‘s character O-Ren. Tarantino plans to put the film into a limited theatrical release in 2015. His new project The Hateful Eight is also reported to begin filming early next year.