Quentin Tarantino to Direct QOTSA Animated Movie?

Major Hollywood producers reportedly approached the rockers to discuss turning their animations into a feature-length movie.

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US rockers Queens of the Stone Age were reportedly approached by some of the major Hollywood producers regarding the possibility of turning the animations from their recent "...Like Clockwork" videos into a feature-length movie.

As NME reports, the producers are looking to hire a renowned director such as Quentin Tarantino or Tim Burton. The album's numerous guest stars, such as Elton John, Dave Grohl and Trent Reznor are also planned to be included in the project.

Created by graphic designer Boneface, each of the five videos was first independently released, just to be ultimately included into a single 15-minute clip. The track titles include "I Appear Missing," "Kalopsia," "Keep Your Eyes Peeled," "If I Had a Tail" and "My God Is the Sun."

Frontman Josh Homme recently gave a hint that the new record might arrive sooner than we think, referring to Iggy Pop and his first two "Berlin period" solo records that were both written, recorded and released within the same year.

"Part of me thinks it would be great if this was the point-counterpoint that 'The Idiot' and 'Lust for Life' are, y'know?" Homme told The Skinny. "I love those records so much; they came out in a quick period of time. 'The Idiot' is very dark and 'Lust for Life' is sorta like 'Tah-daaah!' I would love to answer this album with a 'Tah-dah!' at some point. I think six years is far too long..."

"...Like Clockwork" was released on June 4 via Matador Records as the follow-up to 2007's "Era Vulgaris" and the band's sixth studio effort in total. The latest reports (via Blabbermouth) indicate that the album is likely to sell between 80,000 and 85,000 copies in the US within the first week.

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    DickHardwood
    Am I the only one with a boner?
    Shaggy91
    I was literally going to post this when I read the headline....you beat me to it!
    Jonagorn
    It would be nice if you used words for their proper use, not a made up use.
    Powersurge213
    Im not sure which I would be more excited for- the film or Homme's 'Tah-daaah!'
    UniformRecon
    Homme just releases a single that's just a recording of him saying "Tah-daaaah!" with the weird tuba thing at the end of Mind Eraser, No Chaser.
    HardRock369
    This qualifies as one of those 'I don't care if it's terrible I'd still watch it' things. But I'm sure it'd be amazing. But please Tarantino>Burton, really not a Burton fan.
    timo96
    If Tim Burton does this it would be his first orignal movie in years...
    ryancide
    think he'll cast Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in it? atleast it won't have a Danny Elfman soundtrack....
    diddyman99
    I want Burton to direct a film where Johnny Depp is a director directing Tim Burton married to Helena Bonham Carter
    ziggy821
    Tarantino sounds kinda far fetched to directed it cause he pretty much only directs his own material/stuff thats written by him.. but i guess there isn't a screen play yet
    zamboni757
    Quentin Tarantino is my Favorite director but honestly i feel like Tim burton would do a better job since hes used to creepy animated films.
    Samhuinn
    The animated bit in Kill Bill vol. 1 would perfectly match the ...Like Clockwork short, I think. Though I do believe he was aided by a Japanese animator. Personally, I'd love to see the album reimagined like the Animatrix movie, with several director given a shot. The eclecticism of the album would be very well utilized, that way!
    TryTheKetchup
    By the way, the animated clips in Kill Bill vol. 1 were not directed by Tarantino, he just wrote a screenplay. They were directed by the same studio that had drawn and co-directed Linkin Park's 'Breaking the Habit.'
    Jozef23
    Why don't we have both? But seriously, gore and blood wise, Tarrantino wins. Abstract and cryptic wise, Burton wins. The short film contains both these ideas remember.
    javdoc
    Not sure, kinda feel like it would be verging into "too much of a good thing" territory. The 15-min thing was perfect already....
    JohnnyAllen93
    PLEASE for the love of GODS don't pick Tim Burton. He's just not as good as people laud him to be. Quentin would be the better choice as far as tone and overall feeling he could add to the animation style of Liam Brazier and Boneface's astounding art.
    iommi600
    Honestly, I always looked at the video for 3s and 7s as kinda Tarantino-ish, so this makes me pretty curious. (Also because Tarantino = God and Homme = God)
    UniformRecon
    That's funny, because I thought that Boneface was the artist equivalent of Tarantino as far as gore and brutal imagery, etc.
    adriana.ruxandr
    You've obviously never watched a Russ Meyer movie then iommi600
    iommi600
    Well, I actually did. Faster Pussycat Kill Kill and Motorpsycho are still some of my favorite films. I see your point though, Russ Meyer is a lot closer to the 3s and 7s video than Tarantino, but I can see both of them in there.
    Brandon1993
    Well this just made my day a lot better. If this does happen I'd definitely go and see it. Multiple times. Not because of Quentin Tarantino. But because ...Like Clockwork is an amazing album and the videos for the songs were pretty awesome. Hell while watching the full thing I was thinking to myself that they NEEDED to make that into a full length movie.
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