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Tarantino's 'Inglourious' Spin-Off 'Killer Crow', Danny Boyle's 'Trance' and a 'Wolverine' Cameo

Plus Kevin Smith wants 'Clerks 3' in theaters in 2014

James McAvoy in Trance
James McAvoy in Trance
Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures

1.) We'll begin with a batch of pictures from Trance directed by Danny Boyle and starring James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. Boyle told USA Today the film begins with "the idea of a stolen painting and develops into something sleeker and more psychological, with twists and turns." McAvoy plays the amnesia-suffering auctioneer, Dawson as the therapist and Cassel as the gang leader and today I have six pictures from the film to share in the gallery below with images via Empire and the USA Today spread. Click on the first thumbnail to browse through all six.

2.) In addition to the photos for Trance, Marvel revealed the photo you see to the right of Robert Downey Jr. in Iron Man 3 serving as a form of holiday greeting. Downey recently spoke with Nuts UK (via First Showing) saying, "I think [director Shane Black has] gone for a dark feel in this movie. It's a lot grittier and goes back to its comic-book roots. It's shaped into a really special movie – and Shane as been instrument [sic] in that." Iron Man 3 hits theaters on May 3, you can get a larger look at the picture by giving it a click.

3.) Keeping on the comic book front for just a second, Hugh Jackman discussed The Wolverine (7/26) with Parade and said of the story, "[T]he movie takes place after X-Men: The Last Stand. My character is at his lowest. He is supposed to be able to heal himself, but he may encounter someone who has worked out a way to really hurt him." The one piece that has the bloggers chattering, however, comes when he says, "And there is a cameo from one of the past X-Men in it." Who could it be?

4.) Quentin Tarantino is doing the press rounds for Django Unchained and, per the usual, he's talking about all the movies he wants to make. A '30s gangster film has already been mentioned and continuing on the idea that Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained are the first two films in an informal trilogy, Tarantino got to discussing what may be next with TheRoot.com:

THE ROOT: You've targeted Nazis in Inglourious Basterds and slave owners in Django Unchained. What's next on the list of oppressors to off?

Tarantino: I don't know exactly when I'm going to do it, but there's something about this that would suggest a trilogy. My original idea for Inglourious Basterds way back when was that this [would be] a huge story that included the [smaller] story that you saw in the film, but also followed a bunch of black troops, and they had been f--ked over by the American military and kind of go apes--t. They basically -- the way Lt. Aldo Raines (Brad Pitt) and the Basterds are having an "Apache resistance" -- [the] black troops go on an Apache warpath and kill a bunch of white soldiers and white officers on a military base and are just making a warpath to Switzerland.

So that was always going to be part of it. And I was going to do it as a miniseries, and that was going to be one of the big storylines. When I decided to try to turn it into a movie, that was a section I had to take out to help tame my material. I have most of that written. It's ready to go; I just have to write the second half of it.

THE ROOT: That might very well be the third of the trilogy.

Tarantino: That would be the third of the trilogy. It would be [connected to] Inglourious Basterds, too, because Inglourious Basterds are in it, but it is about the soldiers. It would be called Killer Crow or something like that.

THE ROOT: When would it be set?

Tarantino: In '44. It would be after Normandy.

Are you ready for Killer Crow? If you've seen Django why don't you click here and join our conversation about the movie.

5.) Via SlashFilm, Kevin Smith appeared on Good Day LA and said he hopes to have Clerks 3 ready by 2014, which would mark the 20th anniversary of Clerks. You can watch the video below.

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  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/HarryFuertes/ Harry Fuertes

    Eh, I don't like the story that much. Sounds like Inglourious Basterds. But we'll see how it turns out if Tarantino commits to it.

  • Good Grief

    Black soldiers killing white soldiers? It's like Tarantino is making a film JUST FOR Spike Lee.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/maja/ maja

    I think i've learned over the last 10 years that Tarantino talks alot...and 90% of the movies he talks about never get made. I don't expect this to get made.

  • http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/profile/jinjuriki187/ jinjuriki187

    it sounds pretty good but a little too much like bastards. id rather him make a different, more original film over this, although it still would have been kool to see. i would really really love to see him do a gangster film, that would be awesome, epic!! love gangster films and one made by him, with all the awesome dialogue, and great action. just to see a gangster film in his unique style would be amazing. make it happen tarantino!!!

  • Lewis

    the rise of the fanboys.....

  • The Jackal

    Not too keen on the Black Soldiers going nuts plot line. How do you get viewers to root for Americans slaughtering their fellow soldiers who helped liberate the oppressed populaces of Europe? Still, ol' QT hasn't disappointed me yet. I hope he does the Gangster picture; I can only imagine the fantastic dialogue and fountains of blood.

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