Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Pulp Fiction that could have been

The tidbits offered by the panel were as tantalizing as a Big Kahuna Burger. Miramax kingpin Harvey Weinstein had plans to open a chain of Jack Rabbit Slims in the wake of the movie’s success; Tarantino clarified that the restaurant in the film was goofing on the popular theme restaurants of the early ’90s such as Planet Hollywood. Vincent Vega was supposed to be the brother of Vic Vega (Michael Madsen) in Reservoir Dogs. Butch the boxer (Willis) was written for Matt Dillon. Daniel Day-Lewis was interested in John Travolta’s role. Laurence Fishburne was originally pegged for Samuel L. Jackson’s role, but Fishburne thought he was above “supporting” roles by that point.

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