HOLLYWOOD, CA — There have been countless TV shows and movies covering the crimes of Charles Manson and his followers, and now comes word that filmmaker Quentin Tarantino may be planning his own spin on the brutal murders that have haunted America since the 1960s.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tarantino, who is known for nonlinear plot lines, graphic violence, and pop culture references in films like Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill, would also direct. Frequent Tarantino collaborators Harvey and Bob Weinstein are also reportedly involved. If QT stays true to his particular Tarantino style, this could prove to be the most explicitly violent retelling of the tragic event yet.
Tarantino has reportedly been talking to A-list actors for the movie. Sources told THR that Brad Pitt, who played U.S. Army Lt. Aldo Raines in Tarantino’s 2009 movie Inglourious Basterds, and Jennifer Lawrence have both been approached. Neither has signed on to the project at this time, though.
So far, Tarantino has reportedly not divulged many plot details. But one of the storylines is said to center on Sharon Tate, the actress and wife of director Roman Polanski who was murdered by Manson and his followers on August 8, 1969, at a house in Benedict Canyon. She was eight months pregnant. The four followers also brutally murdered Abigail Folger, Jay Sebring, Wojciech Frykowski, and Steven Parent, who were all at the home at the time.
In 1971, Manson and certain members of his “Family” were sentenced to life imprisonment for these and several other murders, including those of Leno and Rosemary LaBianca.
Main photo: Quentin Tarantino in 2015 [Wikimedia Commons]