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Double the Pleasure?

The latest on Tarantino's long-awaited ''Kill Bill'' -- At a whopping 197 pages, the script could be halved and made into two films

Uma Thurman, Kill Bill -- Vol. 1 | 'KILL'-ING TIME At least part of the Uma Thurman film will hit theaters in October
Image credit: Kill Bill: Andrew Cooper
'KILL'-ING TIME At least part of the Uma Thurman film will hit theaters in October

Put it this way: Anyone who is excited about Quentin Tarantino's new movie today may be able to double that excitement tomorrow. According to sources close to the production, Miramax chief Harvey Weinstein screened sequences of the long-gestating kung-fu revenge flick (which stars Uma Thurman and Lucy Liu) last week. Given the 197-page script -- one page often, but not always, corresponds to one minute of movie -- and over 1,000 rolls of film used during the shoot, it's no surprise that ''Kill Bill,'' which is still being edited, may be one jumbo action film. But there could be a headline-making solution in the works: Miramax and the director are said to be considering cutting the movie into two halves. But fear not, Tarantino-philes. Whether it's the full ''Kill Bill'' or just, you know, ''Wound Bill,'' Thurman will be wreaking havoc in theaters on Oct. 10.

Originally posted Jul 15, 2003 Published in issue #719 Jul 18, 2003 Order article reprints
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