10 Irresistible Quentin Tarantino Spin-Offs That Definitely Deserve To Be Made
8. Gogo Yubari
You call that begging? You can beg better than that.
Who? Gogo Yubari, played by Chiaki Kuriyama in Kill Bill Volume 1. A disturbed 17-year-old, Gogo dresses as a schoolgirl and gets a huge thrill off violence and killing. She works as an assassin and personal bodyguard for O-Ren Ishii, a former member of The Deadly Viper Assassination Squad. Fighting primarily with a meteor hammer equipped with retractable blades, Gogos role in the film is small, but she has an awesome fight scene with Beatrix Kiddo. Given how Gogo was killed by Beatrix, this would have to be a prequel. Tarantino initially had Yuki Yubari, Gogos sister, as a role in mind for Kou Shibasaki (who, like Kuriyama, was in Battle Royale), but scheduling conflicts caused him to remove the character and just go with Gogo. So why not try to do a prequel with the Yubari Sisters? Likelihood? Kuriyama is learning English and has said shed like to play more English language roles in the future. Who better to help her with the transition to more Hollywood films than Tarantino, the man who first introduced her to western audiences? And shes got a youthful enough appearance to be convincing in a Kill Bill prequel. But again, the problem here would likely be Tarantino. It seems like we wont even get Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair with the extended anime sequence, so the likelihood of a new Kill Bill-esque film is definitely out. Which would be a shame, because seeing Tarantino do a throwback to the blood-splattered films of directors like Takashi Miike and Noboru Iguchi would be a total hoot.
Percival Constantine is the author of several novels and short stories, including the Vanguard superhero series, and regularly writes and comments on movies, comics, and other pop culture. More information can be found at his website, PercivalConstantine.com