Quentin Tarantino Once Considered Directing a "Sgt. Rock" Film

Fri, January 22nd, 2016 at 10:18am PST

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Meagan Damore, Assistant Editor
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Peoples wowed Tarantino with his script for "Sgt. Rock."

In a recent interview, "Pulp Fiction" director Quentin Tarantino revealed he once seriously considered directing a "Sgt. Rock" film off of a script by "Blade Runner's" David Webb Peoples.

"There is a script -- I'm not going to do it -- that I always really liked a lot by David Webb Peoples, who wrote the 'Unforgiven' and 'Blade Runner,'" he told Indiewire. "He wrote a movie version of 'Sgt. Rock' that I always thought was really terrific. I don't think I'm ever going to end up doing it but I really did like that script and it's one of the few times I've considered doing another script."

Sgt. Franklin "Frank" John Rock debuted at DC Comics in Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert's "Our Army at War" #83 in 1959. Years later, the character -- a World War II veteran -- assumed the lead of his own series, "Sgt. Rock." He served as an infantry non-commissioned officer and saw battle in North Africa, Italy, and Northwest Europe.

Talk of a "Sgt. Rock" film circulated back in 2008, though nothing came of it. Tarantino went on to direct his own WWII film, "Inglorious Basterds."

Tarantino's latest film, "Hateful Eight," stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and more and is currently showing in theaters.

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