Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Kill Bill’, ‘Jackie Brown’ Rights at Lionsgate – Deadline

Lionsgate today announced its partnership with Quentin Tarantino for the distribution rights to three of the director’s iconic films – Kill Bill Volumes I & II And Jackie Brown.

Starting with reservoir dogsa favorite of the Lionsgate library for nearly 20 years, “we’ve expanded what is now Hollywood’s largest portfolio of Tarantino films to include Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained, The Hateful Eight And Proof of death in addition to the movies we just picked up,” CEO Jon Feltheimer said during the company’s post-earnings conference call.

He said Tarantino’s studio and team would celebrate Kill Bill’s 20e anniversary later this year with a new remastered 4K edition.

“It was a coup for us to get all three Quentin Tarantino films,” Jim Packer, head of global television and digital, said on the call. We have eight, which gives our library a unique location in Hollywood, and we want to take advantage of that. »

Tarantino, who recently released a Cinema Speculation book, spoke to Deadline from Cannes about his latest film, The film critic. The film, which enters pre-production next month, is set in California in 1977 and, he told Deadline, “is based on a guy who really lived, but was never really famous. , and he was writing movie reviews for rag porn.”

Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003), a martial arts revenge thriller stars Uma Thurman as the Bride, a former assassin who swears revenge on her former colleagues played by Lucy Liu, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah and Vivica A. Fox and their leader, Bill (David Carradine) after leaving her for dead. His quest continues in volume 2 (2004).

Jackie Brown (1997), a homage to 1970s blaxpoitation films based on Elmore Leonard’s 1992 novel Rum Punch, stars Pam Grier as a stewardess caught doing money smuggling. With Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton and Robert De Niro.

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