Rumor debunked! Quentin Tarantino to remake The Shadow?

UPDATE: As the US west coast is having its morning coffee, probably surfing the interwebs for clarification on this, we as we are wrapping up Thursday already here in Europe, are happy to confirm that the rumors are completely false. We may all go back to normal and, if we may recommend, check out what Robert Rodriguez is bringing to theaters… click here. Thanks for reading.

Oh boy, is it rumor time again? If you’re a regular reader of The Quentin Tarantino Archives, you’ll know we’re not the biggest fans of rumors, especially when they come out of nowhere. But nonetheless, you have a right to be informed, and who knows… maybe there’s some truth to the rumors in the end…

We’ve first read it at our friend Rama’s Screen, that Quentin might be in talks to direct and co-write a new adaptation of The Shadow. In fact, there has been an adaptation before, with Alec Baldwin, in 1994.  Some say that movie isn’t all that bad, we haven’t seen it. Have you? Comment below! At any rate, it seems like the project to adapt this graphic novel / comic book classic has changed studios, and director Sam Raimi is no longer attached to it. As reports, there are discussions with QT about directing and even co-writing the flick now, at Fox. Their source may have a good track record, as they claim, but at this point none of this has been either confirmed or denied, so consider this with a pinch of salt. Of course, as soon as we hear anything that might clarify these rumors, you’ll read it here, and on our Facebook Page, along with everything else, from a diddle eyed joe, to a damned if I know….. Dismissed, ladies and gents.

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Sebastian is the founder and owner of the Tarantino Archives and has been a fan and observer of QT for over two decades now, cherishing his work and the window in the the wider world of cinema his movies have opened up. Inspired as such, he runs the Spaghetti Western Database (SWDb), the Grindhouse Cinema Database (GCDb), Furious Cinema, its German sister Nischenkino and The Robert Rodriguez Archives. He lives in Berlin.

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12 Responses

  1. I prefer my Tarantino with original scripts only, not adaptations.

  2. max says:

    Well, The Shadow is actually based on an old radio serial as well as stories from pulp magazines.
    Also, Tarantino has already denied claims that he is in discussions to bring this reboot to the screen.
    And, I don't care what anyone says… the Alec Baldwin film (directed by uber-hack, Russel Mulcahey) was absolute SHIT!

  3. Sickboy_xl says:

    The 14 year old me loved the 1994 Film. Great “serial” atmosphere. Script was meh, but so is 99% of the shit today. Dick Tracy came out about the same time. Campy and cheesy. That was the point.

  4. scumdogmillionaire says:

    I think QT would be a great fit to bring the Shadow to the screen. The main problem with the 1994 version was adapting the Superpowered radio version of the character, and not the mysteriouso verison from the pulps who had no superpowers, didn’t mind putting a few bullets in the bad guys if they got in the way, or even got a look at him for that matter.
    The shallow 1994 version was a soft version of the character made to appeal to fans of the Batman films which were appearing at the time.

  5. 513023 says:

    Here in Venice (IT) Tarantino declared that he wanna make a movie with lino banfi and barbara bouchet, 70’s-B-erotic-italian-comedy stars..

  6. Madzia Sz says:

    I love you Tarantino :* joke xd

  7. Madzia Sz says:

    I mean Don’t love you buy your style xD

  8. I love you Tarantino

  9. Grushkov says:

    I have seen The Shadow with Alex Baldwen. It was even one of the first movies with fantasy in it. I would be great that Quentin will be makin a new project around this movie.

  10. Yeah I’ve seen the Alec Baldwin movie if you haven’t I would suggest that you do because it was pretty damn good with John Lone, Jonathan Winters, Tim Curry, and Penelope Ann Miller

  11. Breezer says:

    Oh no, come on’ – Nobody needs a remake by Tarantino. He’s just too good for this.