Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's double feature Grindhouse will be split into two separate films for non-English-speaking markets. Tarantino said he's working on a longer version of his Death Proof segment that looks to be headed to the Cannes Film Festival, according to Variety.
Given Tarantino's Cannes history, it's possible Death Proof could land a competition slot at fest's 60th edition this year. He won Cannes' top prize in 1994 with Pulp Fiction. Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Kill Bill Vol. 2 (2004) were shown out of competition, and he served as president of the jury in 2004. Tarantino's 87-minute conversation-and-car-chase-packed actioner may extended to have added scenes involving more character development and extended action.
Planet Terror, Rodriguez's gory horror segment of Grindhouse, may be heading to Cannes as well.
Rodriguez's Sin City, for which Tarantino served as "Special Guest Director," competed at Cannes in 2005.