At this point, we can all believe it when we see it.
In the meantime, producing, remastering, repackaging and rereleasing KILL BILL costs money and The Weinstein Company probably finds itself suddenly short of money for Quentin to indulge himself with.
I know he's a genius and merely down but not out, but he's probably going to have to wait a little longer than usual before he can push the limits of his talent by turning a scheduled and budgeted two week shoot into an opportunity to sit and drink with his female cast members and extras for a month or two. Someday, he'll have the opportunity to spend three years shooting a postmodern, grindhouse, martial arts indie drama epic while mainlining ecstasy/Red Bull speedballs chased with Jager shots and writing new dialogue every day, but it won't be any time soon.
I'm not sure I understand your answer here, but isn't KILL BILL a Miramax/Disney film?
To answer the most pertinent question: Yes, the original volumes are Disney, but The Weinstein Company apparently holds the rights to THE WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR.
As far as my rant goes, there's this:http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2007/09/15/sm_quentintarantino.xml&page=1
When you combine that with the circumstantial evidence of DEATH PROOF, one has to wonder if Quentin isn't mostly interested in using film productions as an excuse to hang out, drink and talk with girls.
From the linked article:
"When writing his characters, Tarantino says he has to fall in love with them a little, and the girls in Death Proof became an infatuation. Even while filming he kept writing more dialogue for them, and at one point, had he not already committed to the Grindhouse idea, he might have just stayed in the bar where Julia and her pals hang out, and let the story unfold differently - perhaps even in the form of a play, rather than a movie."
All I'm saying is that if GRIND HOUSE went over budget, I have a sneaking suspicion that it wasn't because of PLANET TERROR. Rodriguez has a reputation for bringing in his projects under budget.
I also remember early stories of KILL BILL going overbudget and overs schedule. While I can't find any of those stories just now, the quote I remember from them involved Tarantino talking about writing and shooting more and more material for the House of Blue Leaves because he wanted to see if he could hit his head on the ceiling of his talent or something like that.
It's with that and a grain of salt that I take this morsel from Tarantino's Wikipedia page:
"In a recent Playboy interview, he talks of smoking cannabis and using ecstasy while filming Kill Bill..."
Well, so long as he's enjoying himself. I just harbor doubts that he's the most focused or frugal of filmmakers.