Cannes has been good to Quentin Tarantino in the past — he took top honors at the festival with 1994’s "Pulp Fiction," and was president of its 2004 jury — and now, Variety reports, he’s set to return some of that goodwill by showing an extended version of "Death Proof," his half of "Grindhouse."
It’s already been reported that "Grindhouse" — a double feature collaboration with Robert Rodriguez — will be halved for non-English-speaking markets, but for the competition, Tarantino will apparently be re-editing "Death Proof" to add some extra length to its 87-minute runtime.
As Variety notes: "He could do a two-hour version of it if he wanted," said Eli Roth, who directed one of the fake trailers featured in ‘Grindhouse’ and also played the role of libidinous cad Dov in ‘Death Proof.’ "Monday was the first time he saw it with an audience, and it played really well, so I honestly don’t know how Quentin is going to feel."
"Grindhouse" reaches theaters in all of its three-hour glory on April 6. Check out our "Grindhouse" feature by clicking here!