The acclaimed director of Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill is starting to put together his tenth film, which is supposedly inspired by the Manson Family and their cult killings.
For those who don’t know about this terrifying “Family” and their horrifying murders, here’s some background.
Charles Manson was the official leader of the cult and was considered a “father” to his followers – a tad concerning when you think about how much sex they had with one another.
The women in the group were actively used as bargaining chips to bring other men into the group, Charles’ hold on them was so strong that they were more than willing to do this and stayed loyal to him even after his imprisonment. A majority of the family’s murders were committed in 1969.
Charles Manson never participated in any of the murders, but instead sent members of the family to commit them. One of these many killings included the infamous Tate murders, which was the horrifying murder of actress Sharon Tate (director Roman Polanski’s wife at the time who was eight months pregnant) and four of her guests.
A gruesome story in its own right, I’m sure Tarantino will manage to make his film even more bloody. The project’s title is currently unknown, but it will be written and directed by Tarantino, ensuring that it’ll be a quality film.
According to The Hollywood Reporter the film will begin shooting sometime next year and rumors claim Brad Pitt (who also starred in Inglourious Basterds) has been tapped for a role alongside Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence.
With this upcoming project being the first of Tarantino’s films inspired by true events, it’ll be interesting to see if this film will be different than his original stories. Will it be like Inglourious Basterds, where Hitler is murdered in an assassination plot, and some facts will be changed?
Either way, I’m excited.