Quentin Tarantino May Direct ‘The Shadow’

Posted August 4th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Pajiba is reporting that Quentin Tarantino is being rumored to direct and co-write The Shadow.

However, the person that is now attached to the project is none other than Quentin Tarantino, who is also attached as co-writer. This comes as big a surprise to me as anyone, because I don’t know where Sam Raimi and Quentin Tarantino’s movie pathways have crossed, and so far as I know, The Shadow has never been mentioned among the 27 dozen projects that Tarantino has always been obsessed with. Maybe he loved original radio show and the pulps (which do seem up Tarantino’s alley), and maybe he saw Siavash Farahani’s script and decided that, if anyone could erase the memory of Alec Baldwin’s atrocity, it’d be him. Maybe Tarantino just loves the challenge. Or maybe he’s just added this to the huge pile of future possibilities and has no intention of ever directing. All I know is that, for the moment, he is being discussed (and this is a two-way discussion) and or already attached as the future director of The Shadow.

I had the misfortune of seeing the version released in 1994 that starred Alec Baldwin. I absolutely hated the film and I wasn’t the only one. The film scored only a 34% on Rottentomatoes.com, giving it a ‘Rotten Rating’. If there is anyone who can change my opinion on a comic movie, it’s definitely Tarantino.