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Tarantino's Western Is Django Unchained
Ready for some QT-flavoured spaghetti?

01 May 2011  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Quentin Tarantino Archives

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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…


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Another one for Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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L: Jeffrey L: Whistler L: Jeffrey Yay, I've found a copy of the screenplay. ote] Have you really found a copy?  If so would you mind sending it to me over email or swinging a link my way?   I've been searching like mad for it.  ent. If anybody else wants a copy feel free to ask. /quote] Would be lovely please! More

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RE: Aw piss off.
L: UTB L: Snake-Eyes QT - f**king unoriginal has-been! ays the man masturbating every time an Expendables 2 news story droops in. ahaha, oh dear poor Snake-Eyes. I was surprised by how much I enoyed Inglourious having felt sure I'd hate it, so I will give it a go.  Death Proof and Pulp Fiction (yes, Pulp Fiction) were crushingly awful to me, but I have to admit he seems to get better with age. More

Posted by Drone at 16:14 on 06 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Not Another Homage?
TGTBTU is also an action film. Leone's westerns tended to be war/action flicks. Duck, you Sucker is also a war film. The Wild Bunch also had a war and had some brutal action in it. Since when is a western specifically set specifically in the west? Sometimes they're in space, in Indiana, Manchuria etc... Kill Bill Volume 2 wasn't set in the West? God I knew I dreamt all that desert. More

Posted by Deviation at 15:36 on 06 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Tarantino's Western Is Django Unchained
L: Whistler L: Jeffrey Yay, I've found a copy of the screenplay. ote] Have you really found a copy?  If so would you mind sending it to me over email or swinging a link my way?   I've been searching like mad for it.  ent. If anybody else wants a copy feel free to ask. More

Posted by Jeffrey at 15:36 on 06 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Not Another Homage?
L: Deviation L: vad3r L: Deviation It's like the third western he does. There was me hoping he'd do something original then he goes the most predictable route imaginable. arantino has never made a western. nglorious Basterds was a spaghetti western based in WW2 setting and KIll Bill Volume 2 has the settings, references and tropes of a western. So yeah, third time. Four if we count his cameo in Western Sukiyaki Django. B is a war film. Kill Bill is an actio More

Posted by vad3r at 15:02 on 06 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Not Another Homage?
L: vad3r L: Deviation It's like the third western he does. There was me hoping he'd do something original then he goes the most predictable route imaginable. arantino has never made a western. nglorious Basterds was a spaghetti western based in WW2 setting and KIll Bill Volume 2 has the settings, references and tropes of a western. So yeah, third time. Four if we count his cameo in Western Sukiyaki Django. More

Posted by Deviation at 14:44 on 06 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Not Another Homage?
L: Deviation It's like the third western he does. There was me hoping he'd do something original then he goes the most predictable route imaginable. arantino has never made a western. More

Posted by vad3r at 14:23 on 06 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Not Another Homage?
It's like the third western he does. There was me hoping he'd do something original then he goes the most predictable route imaginable. More

Posted by Deviation at 14:21 on 06 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Not Another Homage?
L: Deviation L: Whistler L: Deviation Oh not another Spaghetti Western themed film.... o, not a Spaghetti Western themed film - a freakin' Spaghetti Western film. ike Inglorious Basterds then, only this time actually set in the wild West? assume so.  And it's about damn time.  I also hope this means he's not doing Kill Bill 3. More

Posted by Whistler at 14:18 on 06 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Not Another Homage?
L: Whistler L: Deviation Oh not another Spaghetti Western themed film.... o, not a Spaghetti Western themed film - a freakin' Spaghetti Western film. ike Inglorious Basterds then, only this time actually set in the wild West? More

Posted by Deviation at 14:13 on 06 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Tarantino's Western Is Django Unchained
L: Jeffrey Yay, I've found a copy of the screenplay. ote] Have you really found a copy?  If so would you mind sending it to me over email or swinging a link my way?   I've been searching like mad for it.  More

Posted by Whistler at 14:02 on 06 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Tarantino's Western Is Django Unchained
ah right like Inglourious Basterds? I don't think the original completely rewrote WWII More

Posted by bauerboy at 14:00 on 06 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Tarantino's Western Is Django Unchained
L: bauerboy I've not seen the original Django films (I believe there's 2 right?) but as soon as I found out Tarantino is remaking it I decided to take a look. I searched for it on empire movie club and the description said 'Originally banned in several countries (and rejected by the UK Censors until 1993)'. How much more Tarantino can you get?! :D I'm expecting/hoping it'll be out at the end of next year/beginning of 2013 've been reading about it and apparently it's not a remake but an More

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RE: Tarantino's Western Is Django Unchained
According to some sources there are about 50 unofficial sequels too!!! More

Posted by Discodez at 13:51 on 06 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Tarantino's Western Is Django Unchained
I've not seen the original Django films (I believe there's 2 right?) but as soon as I found out Tarantino is remaking it I decided to take a look. I searched for it on empire movie club and the description said 'Originally banned in several countries (and rejected by the UK Censors until 1993)'. How much more Tarantino can you get?! :D I'm expecting/hoping it'll be out at the end of next year/beginning of 2013 More

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RE: Tarantino's Western Is Django Unchained
Yay, I've found a copy of the screenplay.  More

Posted by Jeffrey at 17:54 on 05 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Not Another Homage?
L: Epiphany Demon You know what? He could have ripped off every single film ever made for all I care; when he brings it all together and makes it so entertaining I don't give a shit. Count me in. More

Posted by RPupkin at 21:53 on 02 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Tarantino's Western Is Django Unchained
L: Snake-Eyes QT - f**king unoriginal has-been! e seems to be doing quite well for a has-been. As I understand it you're a fan of The Expendables, which isn't the most original movie to begin with. It's also achingly dull. L: UTB Says the man masturbating every time an Expendables 2 news story droops in. h no you didn't! More

Posted by MonsterCat at 01:52 on 02 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Aw piss off.
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Posted by vad3r at 23:56 on 01 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Not Another Homage?
L: Deviation Oh not another Spaghetti Western themed film.... o, not a Spaghetti Western themed film - a freakin' Spaghetti Western film. More

Posted by Whistler at 22:43 on 01 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Aw piss off.
L: UTB L: Snake-Eyes QT - f**king unoriginal has-been! ays the man masturbating every time an Expendables 2 news story droops in. h snap! More

Posted by Whistler at 22:42 on 01 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Aw piss off.
L: Snake-Eyes QT - f**king unoriginal has-been! ays the man masturbating every time an Expendables 2 news story droops in. More

Posted by UTB at 22:35 on 01 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Not Another Homage?
Oh not another Spaghetti Western themed film.... More

Posted by Deviation at 21:44 on 01 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Not Another Homage?
You know what? He could have ripped off every single film ever made for all I care; when he brings it all together and makes it so entertaining I don't give a shit. Count me in. More

Posted by Epiphany Demon at 21:32 on 01 May 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Not Another Homage?
L: Kev2012 If this is yet another Tarantino film filled with riffs from other films, using other soundtracks, like Death Proof, Kill Bill 1&2, and Inglorious Bastards, then count me out. We get he is a film fan. But that is no excuse for the films he's made recently. Jackie Brown proved he can make excellent films. It's time he made something as good. Everything he's ever made was an homage! That's what he does. Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and Reservoir Dogs are all as much homa More

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