It's safe to say Quentin Tarantino isn't a fan of John Ford, and it all seems to hinge on just one of his film making decisions. An acting one, in fact. The decision to play a Klansman in DW Griffith's hideously racist Birth of a Nation.
I recommend listening to the new podcast with Tarantino at The Root (via Movieline) where he discusses his feelings towards Ford at length.
Amongst the other topics up for discussion are a proposed third part to a trilogy Tarantino says was started by Inglourious Basterds and continued with Django Unchained. This fits my news mandate, so I'll pass on the details here.
I don't know exactly when I'm going to do it, but there's something about this that would suggest a trilogy. [The next part would follow] a bunch of black troops, and they had been f--ked over by the American military and kind of go apeshit... [The] black troops... kill a bunch of white soldiers and white officers on a military base and are just making a warpath to Switzerland.Tarantino has promised any number of spin-offs and side projects over the years from The Vega Brothers to Kill Bill Part 3, and as yet, not a single one has materialised. Indeed, he's not yet delivered Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair as a wide release and that's all but finished.
That would be the third of the trilogy. It would be [connected to] Inglourious Basterds, too, because Inglourious Basterds are in it, but it is about the soldiers. It would be called Killer Crow or something like that... [It would be set]in '44. It would be after Normandy.
It seems we're at the mercy of his passions, and the projects that get done are the ones that fire him up the most. I wouldn't want it any other way.