Quentin Tarantino turns down Heroes gig
You could probably make a decent argument that Quentin Tarantino had some indirect influence in the decision to bring in different film directors for the Heroes: Origins spinoff. His stints on CSI and ER were both received well, and generated a lot of press for the shows. Yet, while he may have had some influence, it appears he wants nothing to do with the show.
There is a quote from Tarantino making its way around the internet that has him telling The Sun, "They were trying to get me to do one. I haven't even seen the f***ing show. What the f*** is Heroes?" Ah tact, thy name is Quentin. This from a guy that counts directing Jimmy Kimmel Live among his credits.
Reading that, I can't help but think of a fun experiment for Quentin to try out. Walk out on the street today and ask random strangers, "What is Heroes?" And then follow it up with, "What is Death Proof?" It's all well and good to not be into the show, but somebody is going to get hurt with all of this broken glass everywhere.