Tarantino and the ‘Double V Vega’ Dream Project

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Quentin Tarantino 'scripts' sequel to Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction

After the back-to-back successes of Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, it would be a coup for director Quentin Tarantino to go back where it all started for his next film, the long rumored Double V Vega, a film concept he has been dropping hints about since the beginning of his career.  As unlikely as it is that he will make this film, I think it could be a huge win for him.

Here’s What You Need To Know

The film would spotlight Michael Madsen and John Travolta as brothers Vic ‘Mr. Blonde’ Vega from Reservoir Dogs and Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction. Tarantino had said that the film would never happen due to the passage of time (and age of the actors) as well as the fact that both characters had died in their respective films but at one point he commented that he had come up with a way to make the film work. In the earlier stages of development the film was said to be called The Vega Brothers.

Why Is This A Good Idea?

Pulp Fiction is one of the most popular films of all time and Reservoir Dogs has quite a large following as well.  The film would serve as a love letter to his own creations much the same way as Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back did for fans of Kevin Smith.  Tarantino’s films have a large number of interconnected characters (if you know where to look).  Perhaps this could lead to appearances by True Romance’s Alabama Worley or Reservoir Dogs‘ Mr. Orange?  Not too long ago, rumor was that Mr. Orange would appear in one of the faux-trailers in the Grindhouse film, though this proved to not be true.  If the film became some sort of improbable sequel, it would fascinating to see Tim Roth return as a barely-alive Mr. Orange. Roth’s Mr. Orange had been the subject of some speculation that Tarantino would pen a Grindhouse-style sequel to Reservoir Dogs featuring a somehow still alive Mr. Orange working for the government, a film to be titled Agent Orange.

But Will This Actually Happen?

After Django Unchained, it was rumored that Tarantino would do another film set around the time of Inglorious Bastards (but with different characters) or tackle the long rumored third chapter in the Kill Bill saga so it would come as a total surprise to fans if Tarantino moved forward with Double V Vega. No plot points have leaked from Tarantino’s earlier attempts at the film but the director could theoretically get Ving Rhames to reprise the role of Marcellus Wallace.  At the start of Pulp Fiction Vincent had been working for Wallace for some time.  So I wouldn’t rule it out entirely.