Tarantino and Rodriguez Reunite for Grindhouse 2

It was a great April Fool’s joke everyone, sorry for tricking you like this. We made the front page of Reddit, and over 200.000 people read this story. So in a way, one of the best pranks in a while. If we’d post news on Tarantino projects, we do it right. Definitely follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus to stay up to date on the latest from Tarantino’s world. Thanks for reading the Tarantino Archives!

Six years after they brought the double feature Death Proof and Planet Terror to US movie theaters, spawning a grindhouse revival and even an off-shoot of Machete sequels, the two directors are back with more. Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez (who is currently finishing Machete 2 and shooting Sin City: A Dame to Kill For), are reported to have met recently to discuss a sequel to 2007’s Grindhouse. Reportedly, Tarantino’s part will be titled “Cowgirls in Sweden“, a homage to 70s European sexploitation movies, and in fact based on a fake trailer idea he wanted to make for the first Grindhouse instalment. Rodriguez’ contribution will be a modified version of Machete 3 (aka Machete Kills Again) which will conclude the trilogy helmed by veteran actor Danny Trejo. For the latest updates and more news on Tarantino you should definitely follow us on Facebook.

Tarantino RodriguezRumors have it the duo has signed up a number of director friends to contribute “fake” trailers for the intermission. Returning will be Eli Roth, however it is unclear what his contribution will be. They also signed up long-time friend Kevin Smith and Hell Ride director Larry Bishop (we are hoping it will be for a biker movie trailer). This news comes amid speculation that Tarantino wants to work together with Tim Roth again, the two have been reported meeting a few times recently. Sources close to the director indicate that there’s a part in Cowgirls in Sweden the director wrote specifically for Roth.

For those too young to remember (I am kidding), Grindhouse was released in 2007 as a throw-back double feature bringing back the good old days of drive ins and exploitation theaters. The two films were later (and internationally) distributed separately, in longer versions, minus all the artificial scratches and “missing” reels, fake trailers and intermission. Sadly, Grindhouse was not a box office success at all, and would only later on home video and internationally gain reputation. Grindhouse_DoubleBill3Some critics say it was marketed to a niche audience that would have gone to see it anyway, while most ads were not even mentioning the stars in it (Kurt Russell, Rose McGowan, etc.), hence the movie failed to pull in a mass audience. The concept however was fresh and intriguing and the directors have talked about doing sequels already back then. While Tarantino went on to make Inglourious Basterds and recently Django Unchained, Rodriguez turned his then fake trailer for Machete into a full-length movie, and its success allowed him to actually turn that into the trilogy they discussed.

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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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31 Responses

  1. Bender says:

    I almost believed it for a second… Then i recalled today’s date. Nice try.^^

  2. lordkage says:

    fuck u. i was so happy for like 10 seconds :(

  3. cuntdestroyer says:

    fuck you guys for doing this for me. i hope you guys get raped in the cunts.

  4. David Davidson says:

    I feel like a doctor just told me I would survive the cancer and then said April fool’s

  5. Jimbles says:

    oh dear, oh fucking dear

  6. Pussycat says:


  7. Skywalker says:

    I also heard that they are planning on including an extended Pulp Fiction trailer that reveals what’s in the briefcase.

  8. Alex says:

    Fuck you!

  9. This better not be an april fools joke

  10. the saddest thing about april fools hoaxes is they give you hope for things that will never be

  11. ChuckRock says:

    Cowgirls in Sweden :-) hehehe

  12. Skywalker says:

    Tarantino also released an apology video to Spike Lee for Django. I never though he would back down like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB0DU4DoPP4

  13. Exophrine says:

    I believed it for a few seconds…my excitement was sky high.Then I got what I deserved…

  14. sampmamp says:

    Dude knows exactly what he is talking about, Wow.


  15. I still wanna see Thanksgiving

  16. w says:

    Look, if you had a fake, elaborate news article about Tarantino quitting movies or something like that and then revealed that it was just a joke, that would be cool. That would be sort of entertaining. But this shit you’ve pulled here would only entertain YOU in an antisocial, dumb way. If you did the first type of joke I’d bookmark you or follow you on twitter etc, but now I’ll just close this browser tab and move on.

  17. prezc says:

    so annoying

  18. fuckyou says:

    You are awful people, this isn’t funny at all. I hope your whole family dies and you’re left all alone in the world, bitter and sad and too cowardly to end your own life. Now that would be a good April Fools joke. Surprise! The rest of your life will be filled with nothing but misery.

  19. Joshua Gotay says:

    Not even cute. I hate April Fool’s.


  21. evan cochran says:

    Please we the true quentin hardcore fans that love you and all your elite status films need a death proof 2!!!!!!!!please oh please!!!!