Two months ago, Quentin Tarantino revealed that the screenplay to his next film, a western, was due in two months. Guess what? He made the deadline. Hitfix is reporting – thanks to a tweet from @agenttrainee – that the script was completed on April 26th and has a title: Django Unchained.
It occurs to me that there may be some folks reading this article who don't know who Django is. You poor, poor basterds. Spaghetti Westerns didn't begin and end with Sergio Leone, folks. Sergio Corbucci directed one of the most famous and influential entries in the genre with Django, a film about a drifter who comes to town dragging a coffin behind him and unleashes hell on the man who murdered his wife. At the time Django was considered one of the most violent films ever made, and it's still hella hardcore. So popular was the movie – in Italy, at least – that it spawned 30 spin-offs, many of them almost completely unrelated to the original aside from the name of the film. Those titles were often pretty awesome though, and include such memorable monikers as Django, Kill! If You Live, Shoot! (that's just one title, by the way), Django's Cut Price Corpses and Django is Always Number 2.
No word yet on the plot, although once again, Tarantino has intimated before that he wanted to make a Western, or rather a 'Southern,' dealing with slavery.
Crave Online will be back with more Django Unchained news as soon as we find something to do with our extra chains.
Django Unchained news is coming hard and fast now, with IndieWire reporting that they have read the script. Their synopsis, which fits the 'Southern' and 'Slavery' hints that Tarantino had provided years before:
“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.”
So he'll be reteaming with Christoph Waltz. Huzzah! No news on who's up for the lead in the film, but Crave Online will be back with the latest news – or, more likely, rumors – as soon as they hit the net!