Quentin Tarantino is perhaps just as legendary for his unmade movies as he is for the ones he actually did make, and in a recent interview with MTV, he revealed another interesting project that he never got around to doing. According to Tarantino, after the success of Reservoir Dogs, he actually tried to do a movie based on the Marvel Comics character, Luke Cage, starring Laurence Fishburne. Here is what he had to say:
After Reservoir Dogs, I had considered doing a Luke Cage, Hero for Hire movie. [Producer] Ed Pressman owned the rights at that time, and we talked about it. I talked to Larry Fish [Laurence Fishburne] about being Luke Cage, and he really liked that idea. Then I ended up writing Pulp Fiction.
It was just a few weeks ago when Tarantino revealed that he got called by Warner Brothers to work on Green Lantern, but as far as we can tell, this potential Luke Cage movie was probably his first brush with comic book cinema. While we wouldn’t want to see Tarantino waste his talents on a property that he had no real creative control over, we would actually love to see him bring a blaxploitation version of Cage to the screen.