Tarantino to make a ‘spaghetti western’
Tarantino to film/remake ‘’Django’’
His forthcoming spaghetti western, set to star Christoph Waltz, will be called ‘’Django Unchained’’ – Speculation has been rife for over 12mths as to the genre of Tarantino’s next release, further fuelled by Uma Thurman in late March 2011; now the wait is over.
The title was first announced when a mysterious photo of the first page of the script was posted on Twitter, and it was later verified by Tarantino’s agency via IndieWire (all helpfully compiled via Slashfilm).
The film is said to homage 1966 Italian spaghetti-western ‘Django’ in which a gunslinger is caught in a feud between the Ku Klux Klan and Mexican bandits.
Franco Nero, who’s said to be up for a cameo role in ‘Unchained’ starred in the original ‘Django’
A source who claims to have read the script suggests that the film is essentially;
"Django is a freed slave, who, under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter (played by Christopher Waltz) 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."
The revenge flick apparently deals with racism in a fascinating and unique way.
Sounds like perfect Tarantino material, and we here at the LTW multiplex are already considering the uber-cool soundtrack possibilities; The Gun Club, Johnny Cash, The Cramps, The Mescaleros etc
At this point no release date has been indicated.