Pulp Fiction Prequel Starring John Travolta Will Never See the Light of Day After Being Shelved By Quentin Tarantino For Inane Reason

Quentin Tarantino never ended up making Pulp Fiction Prequel, much to the disappointment of fans

Pulp Fiction Prequel Starring John Travolta Will Never See the Light of Day After Being Shelved By Quentin Tarantino For Inane Reason


  • Quentin Tarantino revealed that he had envisioned a film featuring John Travolta and Michael Madsen as the Vega brothers
  • However, this project could never materialise
  • In a media interaction, the legendary director discussed the details of the unmade project
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Among Quentin Tarantino’s collection of unrealized projects, one of the most significant is a Vega Brothers film starring Michael Madsen and John Travolta. The connection between the ‘Vega’ surname and the characters is no accident; they are envisioned as brothers in Tarantino’s interconnected film universe. But the film never made it to the silver screen because Tarantino thought the actors couldn’t pull off the characters again.

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Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino

However, the two characters never interacted on-screen. Interestingly, Madsen was intended to feature in Pulp Fiction but opted for a role in Wyatt Earp instead. Consequently, Travolta stepped in, solidifying the concept of the Vega brothers.


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Why Vega Brothers Never Made It To Silver Screens

As it happens, there was potential for these two characters to coexist on the screen. Quentin Tarantino disclosed some time ago that he had envisioned a film featuring John Travolta and  Michael Madsen as the Vega brothers. Regrettably, the project never materialized.

John Travolta as Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction (1994)
John Travolta | Pulp Fiction (1994)

During an interview with CinemaBlend, Tarantino shared insights about his unrealized Vega brothers film, titled Double V Vega. The proposed prequel narrative would have unfolded in Amsterdam, during the period when Vincent Vega was stationed there, managing “some club for Marsellus,” thus aligning with his anecdote in Pulp Fiction about “the little differences” in Europe. 

Vincent spent two years there, with his brother Vic making a visit at some point. However, Tarantino faced difficulty in progressing the storyline beyond that point, ultimately leading to the movie’s abandonment.


The concept of Double V Vega remains a mere idea, as the opportunity for its realization has passed. Both Travolta and Madsen have aged, making it impractical for them to reprise the roles of the Vega brothers, considering the storyline would need to be a prequel. 

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Quentin Tarantino Had No Interest In Using De-aging Effects

Additionally, Tarantino showed no interest in the use of contemporary de-aging visual effects. However, Tarantino was unfazed by this, having kept himself engaged with various projects since Pulp Fiction, and seemingly having anticipated that the Vega brothers movie would never progress beyond its initial premise.

vic and vincent vega
Vic and Vincent Vega

Although it might have been intriguing to witness Vincent’s experiences in Amsterdam and to explore the dynamics of his relationship with Vic, the lack of specific information adds depth to the characters. This absence fosters a multitude of interpretations and theories about the lives of the Vega brothers before the occurrences depicted in Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction.


Pulp Fiction is available for streaming on Hulu, while Reservoir Dogs is available for rent or purchase on Google Play.

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Written by Vishal

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