The script, which is said to center on a group of World War II soldiers who are about to be executed but are sent on a kamikaze mission instead, is Tarantino's homage to The Dirty Dozen. The freshly finished screenplay went out to Universal, Warner Bros., Paramount and Sony all within the last two days.
The article also mentions that longtime Tarantino producer Lawrence Bender is attached to produce, and that Harvey Weinstein will also be producing but not financing the film. The script was originally set to be produced for Harvey and Bob Weinstein's Miramax back in 2001, with Michael Madsen and Tim Roth attached. No word on if the two are still on board the project.
We'll keep you updated on this story as soon as we get more information.
Inglourious Basterds was released August 21st, 2009 and stars Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger. The film is directed by Quentin Tarantino.