Story by: Jack Foley
THE Bride may be about to complete her quest for revenge in Kill
Bill: Volume 2, but director, Quentin Tarantino may not be
finished with the story completely yet.
The director is reportedly planning a cartoon prequel to the
two-volume revenge blockbuster, which stars Uma Thurman as a vengeful
former assassin, out to kill those responsible for her wedding
If true, the prequel will follow the early life of Bill (played
by David Carradine) and the three men who helped to make him such
a deadly assassin: ie, pimp, Estebian Vihaio, and martial arts
masters, Hattori Hanzo and Pei Mai - all of whom feature in some
way across the two movies.
The plan is to draw the movie in the Japanese anime style seen
to chronicle O-Ren Ishiis back story in Kill
Bill: Volume 1, with Tarantino serving as writer and producer.
And thats not all! In addition to the anime movie, the
director has also hinted that he could return to the world of
Kill Bill in 15 years' time, in order to follow the daughter of
a character (Vernita Green) killed in the first film, according
to a report in Screen Daily.
Both projects are a long way off, however, as next up for Tarantino
is directing a segment of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's
comic book, film Sin City.
In the meantime, Kill Bill: Volume 2 received its unofficial
UK premiere at Londons Empire Cinema, in Leicester Square,
on Monday night, at the first press showing of the sequel in this
The movie was to have been released in February, but was put
back to April 23, amid reports of Tarantino requiring more time
to get things right.
The good news is, the wait has been worth it. Volume 2 is a worthy
successor to the original, which includes much more of the trademark
Tarantino dialogue of earlier movies, as well as some kick-ass
The film features more prominent roles for Carradine, Daryl Hannah
and Michael Madsen, as well as a brilliant cameo from Samuel L
Jackson, and a richly satisfying ending - although to reveal too
much more would be spoiling the fun.
Suffice to say, its a classic.