Preview by: Jack Foley
WITH Christmas behind us, thoughts automatically turn to the
New Year and what films to look forward to, and it is little wonder
to find that the sequel to one of the films of last year, Kill
Bill: Volume 2, is already leading the way in terms of publicity.
Initially scheduled for a February 20 opening, rumours are now
beginning to circulate that the final part in Quentin Tarantinos
bloody masterpiece may not now be ready until April. A report
confirms that speculation surrounding the release date is not
misplaced, especially given that star, Uma Thurman, has mentioned
the date change herself.
Aside from that, however, the rumour mill continues to tread
with mounting speculation about what fans can expect.
Tarantino, himself, has stated that things slow down a little,
describing Volume One as a straight-ahead, heart-pumping,
sit on the edge of your seat, wow-type of experience,
while Volume Two is slightly more complicated.
"Now its easy to get lost and to lose your way as
far as The Brides journey is concerned... things arent
one, two, three, and real life rears its ugly head into her journey,"
But what is known, for sure, is that the remaining members of
the Deadly Viper Assassination Squad (Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah
and, of course, old Bill himself, David Carradine) will get their
comeuppance in some way.
And of the cast members to have spoken about their roles in the
second part of the movie, Hannah has stated that her characters
demise will be the antithesis of the snow garden fight
which brought Lucy Lius character to such a spectacularly
"Its a messy, gruesome, gross brawl, two cats in a
bag, theres a trashing everything, its horrible,"
she said, after referring to her character as bad all the
"Youre going to hate her so much in the second one,
because she does horrible things," she adds, pointing to
the fact that some of the villains in the first film, such as
Vivica A Foxs mother, or even Lius crime boss (who
witnessed her family slain as a child), did flirt with some sympathy.
And talking about what to expect from Volume Two in general,
Hannah states that Quentin says that the first movie is
like a samurai and kung fu movie and Japanese anime movie, with
spaghetti western overtones, whereas the second film is
a spaghetti western with kung fu, anime and Samurai overtones.
Hence, theres a lot more dialogue, and the fighting is
far dirtier and more personal.
The other news to have emerged from Volume Two is that long-time
Tarantino friend, and frequent collaborator, Robert (Once
Upon A Time in Mexico) Rodriguez is to compose some of the
Watch this space for any news on the release date.