Prague-based Stillking Films is in talks with Lawrence Bender and Quentin Tarantino to bring Tarantino's upcoming project Inglorious Bastards to the Czech Republic.

Stillking marketing director Romana Paskova told local press that the company had offered the producers various locations but that the project was under a strict embargo.

Earlier reports mentioned the film would shoot this autumn on location in France and in Germany. The Czech Republic, long a favorite for cost- effective offshore production, lacks financial incentives like the German Federal Film Fund, which has lured such recent big-budget projects as United Artists' Valkyrie and Michael Hoffman's The Last Station away from Prague.

Tarantino revealed earlier this summer that he was in discussion with Brad Pitt to star in the World War II action drama inspired by Robert Aldrich's classic The Dirty Dozen. Tarantino reportedly would like to see Leonardo DiCaprio in the role of a Nazi officer.

Bender is producing the film; The Weinstein Company is overseeing production. The release is planned for spring 2009, with a possible world premiere at Cannes.