Tarantino's Western Is Django Unchained

Ready for some QT-flavoured spaghetti?

The rumours have been buzzing like hornets for ages, spurred along by Quentin Tarantino dropping hints for years about wanting to pump out his own version of the classic Spaghetti Westerns. Despite earlier title and casting reports, the official word has now come down thanks to the front page of the script emerging on Twitter – QT’s next project will be called Django Unchained.

There are no real plot details floating around just yet (despite the fact that the script seems to be in the hands of people who could easily spill such things), but given the title, it’ll most likely riff on Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 Spaghetti Western Django, which saw Franco Nero as a Gatling gun-slinger who goes through seven shades of hell.

Nero has been linked to Tarantino’s Western project ever since he talked up the idea, so it’s probable that he’s going to be returning to the role. Unlike some of QT’s other actor obsessions, Nero has been working steadily, and continues to crop up in movies including The Rite and lending his voice to this year’s Cars 2. He also mentioned Inglourious Basterds’ Christoph Waltz being up for a part, and while that has yet to be officially confirmed, it’s a good bet given how well Waltz and Tarantino worked together.

So now we have something to truly look forward to. The plan, apparently, is to kick off shooting in the autumn, which means we could have a Tarantino Western in cinemas next year…