2 May 2011

Details emerge on Tarantino's new film, Django Unchained.

For awhile now, we've been hearing about Quentin Tarantino's follow-up to Inglorious Basterds, a spaghetti western in the style of Sergio Leone.  Over the weekend, details of the script leaked, and we even got a title: Django Unchained, named after Sergio Corbucci's classic Django, an awesome spaghetti western about a dude who drags a coffin with him everywhere he goes.  If you haven't seen it yet, stop wasting your time reading this and go do so immediately.  Otherwise, feel free to read on for more details on Tarantino's script.

Details on the script were leaked to Shadow and Act, and are as follows:

"Django is a freed slave, who, under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter (played by Christopher Waltz the evil Nazi officer in Inglorious Basterds) becomes a bad-ass bounty hunter himself, and after assisting Waltz in taking down some bad guys for profit, is helped 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! This film deals with racism as I’ve rarely seen it handled in a Hollywood film. While it’s 100 percent pure popcorn and revenge flick, it is pure genius in the way it takes on the evil slave owning south. Think of what he did with the Nazis in Inglorious and you’ll get a sense of what he’s doing with slave owners and slave overseers in this one."

Besides Waltz, other names who have been attached to this project include Franco Nero (the original Django), Keith Carradine, and Treat Williams.  No word yet on who will play the lead, although it's reportedly NOT Tyler Perry (thank fucking God) or Terrence Howard.  

Obviously, this sounds awesome in every way. I'll be sure to keep you updated as more details are released.

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