Consider this a huge rumor for now, but the possibilities are too much for us to ignore. Pajiba reports Quentin Tarantino is in discussions with 20th Century Fox to co-write and direct their newest take on The Shadow, the pulp radio character of the 1930’s most recently played by Alec Baldwin on the big screen.
Back in January, we mentioned Sam Raimi was interested in directing this project; Raimi had been attached as a producer on The Shadow for years, and before he got hooked up with Oz, The Great and Powerful, his directing slate was clean. But when Sony sold the rights to The Shadow to Fox, there was talk that David Slade (30 Days of Night, Hard Candy) was slipping into the director’s chair. Turns out those were unfounded rumors, and now the rumor mill is churning again, this time with QT’s name at the center.
Pajiba makes sure to point out that while their source is sure of the discussions currently taking place, anything is possible in Hollywood and Tarantino could drop the project at a moment’s notice. Given the director’s notorious reputation as someone who announces projects only to have them never see the inside of a theater, we’ll take this one with a grain of salt. Also consider that we don’t have any true confirmation from Tarantino himself; while I could see him tackling pulpy material like this, I’d also expect him to be yammering on about it to anyone who will listen.
What do you think about Tarantino directing The Shadow?