Quentin Tarantino Getting Unchained For His Next Film

django_cover300.jpgThe developing Quentn Tarantino project alternately described as a spaghetti Western and/or, in Uma Thurman's description, a "Southern," appears to have a completed script, a partial cast attached, and now a title that will take us all back a ways.

Tweeter @AgentTrainee has passed along a photo of what purports to be the cover page of Django Unchained, completed this week and handwritten as per Tarantino custom. The title fits the previously reported cast -- most notably Franco Nero, who played the title role in Sergio Corbucci's 1966 spaghetti Western Django. It's not yet clear how Tarantino's film would continue or remake the legend of Nero's gatling gun-packing vagabond caught in a battle between Mexican bandits and the KKK (really!), though a reader at Awards Daily provided a synopsis suggesting the story, set in the Reconstruction-era South, will pretty much stand alone:

The title character Django is a freed slave, who under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) becomes a badass bounty hunter himself and after assisting Waltz on taking down some bad guys for profit, is in turn assisted by Waltz in tracking down his slave wife and liberating her from an evil plantation owner. And that doesn't even half begin to cover it!

Tarantino reportedly has ambitions to shoot the film this fall, which would line it up just about right for a Cannes 2012 debut. Just guessing here! Anyway, let the title-role casting speculation begin.

· @AgentTrainee [via HitFix]

· Tarantino's Southern/Western titled Django Unchained [Awards Daily]


  • Jen Yamato says:


  • j'accuse! says:

    You had me at Christoph Waltz.

  • CiscoMan says:

    If there's a correlation between penmanship and talent, then I too am on my way to uneven, block-printed Hollywood glory. Screw you, cursive!

  • Django Lachlan says:

    I guess I gotta see this, just cause it's got my name in it..

  • Andrew says:

    "It’s not yet clear how Tarantino’s film would continue or remake the legend of Nero’s gatling gun-packing vagabond..."
    "The title character Django is a freed slave[...]tracking down his slave wife and liberating her from an evil plantation owner."
    Franco Nero is white dude from Italy and Django was a white dude in the original, so obviously if Quentin's Django is an escaped slave who has a wife being held by an evil plantation owner, then Quentin's Django would logically have to be black. Which makes this a remake and not a continuation.

  • The Winchester says:

    Screw that, he should make a BANJO movie!

  • S.T. VanAirsdale says:

    Yes, I think we all get that Nero is white and that slaves in the South during the era in question were black.
    What I wrote was "continue or remake the legend" -- perhaps Waltz's bounty hunter trains him on a gatling gun (which I know is anachronistic; save your breath, the same could be said for the original), or there are overlapping characters here from Corbucci's movie, a la the Vega Brothers in Reservoir Dogs/Pulp Fiction. Anything's possible.

  • capcaysoft says:

    he should make a BANJO movie

  • Pharmakeus Ubik says:

    Is Tarentino incapable of originality? At what point does homage become plagiarism?
    Tarentino's BANJO movie is scheduled after this one. It will focus on Ned Beatty's character from Deliverance.