Tarantino to take on Django for his next! (updated with poster)

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Quentin Tarantino is moving ahead with his plans to make a Western, entitled ‘Django Unchained’. Deadline.com reports that Tarantino finished the script late last week. The website’s Mike Fleming said: “While Tarantino has spoken about doing a variation of the Western genre he called a ‘Southern’, I’m told he has actually written a spaghetti Western, that stylised and violent brand of films popularised by Sergio Leone and a few other directors in the 1960s.

“Tarantino will put his stamp on one of his favourite genres same as he did when he took on the war mission movie with ‘Inglourious Basterds’.”

It is reported that casting will begin shortly, with the film going into production later this

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65 Responses to “Tarantino to take on Django for his next! (updated with poster)”

  1. tonymontana Says:

    Would be eagerly awaiting this one!

    Am fascinated by the Tarantino brand of cinema.. Yet to check out a QT film in a theatre.. Am sure it would be a scintillating experience!

    Only if he could tone down the violence a little bit.. But its useless to expect that from his films.. !!

  2. a related older comment on Tarantino:

    “That initial sequence in Inglorious Basterds though seems to me to be a better ‘homage’ on Tarantino’s part than anything else he’s attempted. The most obvious examples are the Kill Bill movies. But here from Lady Snowblood to Leone the ‘originals’ already seem to be a bit like Tarantino avant la lettre! In other words the sense of a postscript to an entire genre that is also ultimately comic because it’s reflexively ironic is a move already present in those older works. To ‘spoof’ Lady Snowblood or Leone seems beside the point. To look at it yet another way the older films are sort of Desai attempts, essentially comedies but which nonetheless take their ‘epic’ gestures very seriously. Tarantino though wants to deconstruct the latter as well and in some ways misses the encounter.”

    • tonymontana Says:

      Hmmm.. haven’t seen much of international cinema.. maybe not even 1/20th of what you’ve seen Satyam. So dont know about most of the films he gets his inspirations from. But this guy has a wild fan following among film geeks, all over the world.

      Incidentally, the conversations/dialogues in his films are worth the price of the ticket

  3. Here’s a trailer for the 1966 original:

    • Aditya Says:

      i won a dvd of this film. tarantino is one one the greatest king midases in the film industry. imagine the tarantino stamp on this classic? i’m excited!

  4. Loving this, Have always been a fan of Spaghetti western’s, I always thought of The Good, The Bad & The ugly as the American Sholay (as in the best film made in Hollywood) Which is my opinion only. There are many other great films made by Sergio Leone, This one stands out for me. However, Loved his Once Upon a Time in the west & Once upon a time in America, Both Legendary films. (There are many references in sholay from OUATIW, ex – Gabbar Killing that little kid, lots of tune from its background score. Cant wiat for this one though. IT will be treat to watch.

  5. Tarantino part of the discussion here:

    Japanese Rajnikant

    • Considering that he is making a spaghetti western, thought I would throw in my 2 cents of the old spaghetti westerns. Sorry If I went off topic.

  6. Will Smith Circling Lead Role In Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’

    Samuel L. Jackson Closing In On Role Of Evil Plantation Owner’s Right-Hand Slave

    http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/will_smith_circling_lead_role_in_quentin_tarantinos_django_unchained/

  7. mksrooney Says:

    latest poster update

    [added to post]

  8. OT:

    Watched a famous ‘disturbing’ Japanese film named Audition. Pretty much lives up to the Japanese brand of sadistic violence (like the director’s other Ichi The Killer) – so we have heads being chopped off, fingers missing, tongues sliced at al.

    I was expecting a better film though. Loved the subtlety with which Takashi Miike directed it (yes, say this despite the film getting hyper-violent in the closing portions) but left me slightly underwhelmed.

    Curious to check out I saw the Devil now.

  9. tony, i have to say that i am really pleased with ur choice of films. and seems u have been upto watching the ‘other’ cinema.i think i will be keeping a track of the films u have seen so that i also watch them and improve my taste.have hardly seen any japanese film(apart from sum animes and few ken watanabe starrers).btw, i always liked ‘kaun’ a lot and tried to find sum notes/analysis on the film bit couldn’t.now that i know u liked the film. why don’t u write sumthing on it(i would luv to read it)

  10. Thanks yet again saurabh.
    but i havent seen much South Asian cinema either. I checked out Akira the other day and couldn’t take in the gizmos-gadgets laden storyline. Had no option but to stop watching after a while. I’d rather watch Spirited Away again.

    You can go ahead and watch Audition if you can handle grisly graphic violence. I had to prepare myself for the worst before watching this, since the film consistently features in the ‘Most controversial films ever’ / disgusting films ever list. Have heard many Indian films that claim they aren’t ‘for the faint hearted’. But this one truly isn’t. The last 20 minutes were blood curdling

    But like I said, the film tries something beyond being a psychological thriller. There’s an emotional connect it aims for, with the viewers. Miike succeeds partially though. didnt take it seriously after it finished

  11. Spoiler alert: This news story reveals the details of the plot of Django Unchained.

    Quentin Tarantino has revealed the synopsis for his much discussed forthcoming film Django Unchained, billed as a western set in the deep south in the period just prior to the American civil war.

    The plot rundown expands on the backstory revealed in numerous leaks from bloggers claiming to have read Tarantino’s screenplay last year, most of whom gave a positive verdict. It confirms that the film will begin with German-born bounty hunter Dr King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) freeing the title character and helping to train him in combat so that he can return to the plantation where his wife is incarcerated in the hope of liberating her.

    The synopsis reads: “Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Academy award-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr King Schultz (Academy award-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.

    “Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

    “Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy award-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy award-nominee Samuel L Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organisation closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival …”

    Django Unchained began filming in California in January before shifting to Wyoming and Louisiana. The cast also features Don Johnson as another plantation owner, Spencer “Big Daddy” Bennett, The Wire’s Michael K Williams, Walton Goggins of the TV series Justified and rapper RZA. The film’s title is a riff on the 1966 Sergio Corbucci spaghetti western Django, though it is not known how much of the storyline will be borrowed from its predecessor.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/apr/16/tarantino-django-unchained-plot-revealed

  12. Samuel L. Jackson Address the Issue of Slavery in Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED
    by Dave Trumbore Posted:April 16th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    While Samuel L. Jackson’s role in the upcoming superhero epic The Avengers certainly won’t hurt his status as “highest grossing actor ever,” that doesn’t mean the veteran will neglect his acting roots. Jackson once again teams with director Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained later this year, a movie which draws inspiration from some of the ugliest events in American history. While we’ve brought you some good looking images of Christoph Waltz in character and of the first teaser poster, the plot itself is a bit on the ugly side. It revolves around Django, a freed slave (Jamie Foxx) and Dr. King Schultz, a German-born bounty hunter (Waltz) who are out to rescue Django’s wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). Jackson plays a “house slave” of plantation owner, Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). The outstanding cast also includes Kurt Russell, Garrett Dillahunt, Walton Goggins, RZA, M.C. Gainey, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, Tom Savini, and Sacha Baron Cohen. Django Unchained opens December 25th. Hit the jump to see what Jackson had to say about how Tarantino aims to handle the sensitive subject matter.

    Jackson addressed the issue of slavery in the following interview with THR, which is followed by the official synopsis for Django Unchained:

    Set in the South two years before the Civil War, “Django Unchained” stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.

    Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.

    Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…

    Written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED is produced by Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin. The executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole. DJANGO UNCHAINED will be released in the U.S. on December 25, 2012, and internationally by Sony Pictures Releasing International.

    http://collider.com/samuel-l-jackson-django-unchained-quentin-tarantino/159672/

  13. DJANGO UNCHAINED – First look photos

    Here are the first two pictures from Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio star! The movie is out on Christmas. Source: Entertainment Weekly.

    http://shyfyy.wordpress.com/2012/04/26/django-unchained-first-look-photos/

  14. Now this looks something – DiCaprio’s look is a pleasant surprise. Certainly something to look forward to.

  15. Angee Lee’s “Life of Pi” footage was shown at cinemaCon : Looks magical, wonderful. From what we saw… this is going to be a strong Oscar contender.
    full of cinematic magic, wonder. Underwater 3d stuff looks amazing.(slashfilms)

    • Interested in this though didn’t much care for the book..

      • I didn’t think the book was poor or anything but it also contained the kind of narrative hoodwinking that American movies love these days. It’s no wonder why Shyamalan was attached at one point!

        • You’re quite right.. but there’s perhaps something more here as well. This whole idea which runs from the Matrix through Usual Suspects to Shyamalan and now to Bollywood as well essentially features that moment where the narrative is turned inside out (of course the Matrix makes this explicit early on). It could be the Salt like scenario where one is either the killer one is looking for or with the additional twist that in a second inversion it is actually the ‘system’ that is responsible and the looked-for-killer has always been ‘innocent’. Or it could be a film which depends on its entire world becoming questionable by the end (Usual Suspects) or one where with a shift in perspective even though everything remains the same everything has really changed (Sixth Sense). In India we’ve had BM and now Kahani (of course there was the Argentinian Nine Queens that foreshadowed BM). But you’re quite right that all of this seems boring by now. I think though that perhaps there is a fantasy element involved here. Perhaps our consumerist hyper-reality is so claustrophobic for us that we wish to escape it from time to time. Except that we cannot. And hence these films stage that fantasy. With the Matrix you can imagine that New Age deeper level to things. Your life and world is just a video game! And in these other films whatever you thought was real turns out to be not so or so radically re-perspectivized that it might as well be something else. Perhaps Midnight in Paris completes this movement by suggesting that all of this is just another form of nostalgia. We really want to escape ‘back to the future’!

          • Well-said. Hindi cinema is probably in the infancy stage of experimenting with this ‘mind-boggling’ idea but Hollywood has supposedly exhausted this with Shutter Island. If not executed properly or backed with substantial reasoning, the fil might end up looking ridiculous.

            I’s still give Sujoy Ghosh credit for a gripping film but the climax sort of diluted the impact. Cant blame the director entirely though. The audience needed something of that sort.

          • To be honest I didn’t have a problem with Kahani on this score. Wasn’t an extraordinary twist because of the history but I didn’t mind it either.

          • Correction : I meat ‘mind-boggling twist’ idea..

    • This is the one where Irrfan has an important character, I presume.

      Although must say, from the Amazing Spiderman Trailer I saw with 21 Jump Street, Irrfan was nowhere to be found in the promos.

      • LIFE OF PI footage absolutely wrecked me. I cried. Choking up thinking about it. This doesn’t happen to me. The master at work.( cinemacon)

  16. satyam, actually yann martel’s next novel “beatrice and virgil”(look at the 2 names) is a better book than “life of pi”. also ang lee’s hulk was better than the other film where edward norton played the same character.anyway if i manage time from my posting, it will be ‘avengers’ tomorrow

  17. agreed that both films were subpar but lee’s version had better dialogues and explored the theme of the character in a better way rather than just remaining an ‘exercise in destruction’ which was the case with norton’s film

  18. alex adams Says:

    somehow not interested in django and nor found hulk anything good
    Though will catch the ‘life of pi’
    getting a ‘tree of life’ like vibe here
    ps–bliss-stop crying gal…

  19. Yeah Bliss please dont cry. :) (what was so tragic about Life of Pi anyways) – wish I could read the book

  20. alex adams Says:

    basically ‘life of pi’ is a pretext
    bliss is missing her boyfriend(s) ;-)
    it HAS to be a good film-can sense it
    \and hulk!!! arrgh

  21. Ami (formerly 'Annoyed') Says:

    First set of movie stills for Django Unchained have been released:

    http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/04/26/first-look-two-photos-revealed-from-quentin-tarantinos-django-unchained-exclusive/

  22. Samuel L. Jackson finds it “fun” and “artistically satisfying” working with Quentin Tarantino on ‘Django Unchained’.
    The ‘Avengers Assemble’ star is delighted to be teaming up with the director again for the star-studded drama movie – which features Sacha Baron Cohen, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kurt Russell, Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx – and he revealed the film set is “full of fun, joy and laughter”.
    He said: “It’s really great to be back on Tarantino’s set. As usual it’s full of fun, joy and laughter. It’s as fun and artistically satisfying as it’s ever been.
    “He is still doing his weekly film screenings of interesting and bizarre movies, last week we saw ‘The Raid’ which was an awesome movie.”
    Samuel currently stars as Nick Fury in ‘Avengers Assemble’, and the 63-year-old actor was full of praise for the film’s director Joss Whedon for fitting all of the superhero characters – including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Captain America (Chris Evans) – together in one motion picture.
    Speaking in an interview with Collider.com, he added: “Talking to Joss, it was wonderful. I knew what his pedigree was and all the other stuff about him and what his visions for the film were.
    “When you get in that particular place and you see the enormity of what all that is you’ve got to look at the leader of that ship and see all the stormy waters around and see how he’s standing on the bow of that ship and Joss pretty much had it covered the whole time, we trusted him.”

    http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/celebrities/samuel-l-jackson-tarantino-is-fun-on-django-unchained-set-150057875.html

  23. Ok, something here for Tarantino and Django fans. It’s a trailer of a film which I have seen and quite liked- “Sukiyaki Western Django

    It’s a 2007 Japanese film which had Tarantino in a cameo and has influenced Tarantino’s own Django Unhained. The film is inspired from Leone’s “Dollars Trilogy” and Kurosawa’s “Yojimbo”- directed by takashi Miike

    Plot-Inspired by the historical rivalry between the Genji and Heike clans, which ushered in the era of samurai dominance in Japanese history, Sukiyaki Western Django is set “a few hundred years after the Genpei War”. The Genji and Heike gangs face off in a town named “Yuta” in “Nevata”, when a deadly gunman comes into town to help a prostitute get revenge on the warring gangs. The film contains numerous references both to the historical Genpei War and to Wars of the Roses, as well as the films Yojimbo and Django.

    • Kya kya dhund ke nikal lete ho saurabh :)

      Thanks for sharing this yaar! I’d probably watch it before Django Unhained. But Im curious to check out Django first..

  24. Thank u Tony Sir( sab Sosa ka kamaal hai). dude do give this one a watch- pure entertainment. And now something more for u- the movie from which Tarantino’s film is inspired-

    Sergio Corbucci’s great epic spaghetti western

    PLOT: A coffin-dragging gunslinger enters a town caught between two feuding factions, the KKK and a gang of Mexican Bandits, and is caught up in a struggle against them.

    Released on 1966
    Starring: Franco Nero, José Bódalo, Loredana Nusciak, Gino Pernice, Ángel Álvarez

    • i have seen bits of it on world movies.. but only the end portions.. the way he shoots them off in the end was faadoo.. maza aa gaya..

      will def. give it a complete watch soon

  25. Haven’t seen this one mate.

  26. And finally this one (saw it on an i-pod yrs back)- Tarantino acted as the Executive producer of this one.

    Hell Ride-

  27. this is unfortunate:
    ————

    Sacha Baron Cohen and Kurt Russell are no longer appearing in Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Django Unchained, according to US reports.

    Baron Cohen had been due to make his debut for the Pulp Fiction director in his much-hyped 19th-century Deep South-set follow up to Inglourious Basterds, cameoing in the role of Scotty Harmony, a gambler who buys the title character’s enslaved wife as a companion. However, the British comic has had to pass due to commitments for the press tour of his new film The Dictator.

    Russell, who starred in Tarantino’s Death Proof, was due to play a villain named Ace Woody who trains slaves to fight each other for public amusement. Much of Django Unchained takes place at a plantation named Candyland, where owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) presides over a horrors how of racist sadism.

    Russell’s departure has led to speculation in the blogosphere that the role is something of a poisoned chalice as the same part was originally due to be played by Kevin Costner, who also quit. The latest switch is, however, good news for fans of Justified’s Walton Goggins, whose role is to be expanded to include Woody’s lines.

    Tarantino confirmed last month that Django Unchained begins with German-born bounty hunter Dr King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) freeing Jamie Foxx’s title character and helping to train him in combat so that he can return to the plantation where his wife is incarcerated in the hope of liberating her. The film is inspired by the spaghetti western subgenre and takes its name from Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 film Django, though it is not known how much of the storyline will be borrowed from its predecessor. Django Unchained, which is still filming in New Orleans, is due out on Christmas Day in the US and 18 January in the UK.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/may/11/sacha-baron-cohen-django-unchained?newsfeed=true

  28. Satyam, 1st Video Footage from Django-

  29. You had my curiosity, gentlemen, but now you have my attention – Leo… Can’t wait for 25th December

  30. “Django, D is silent” :clap:

  31. Watch Now: The ‘Django Unchained’ Trailer has Arrived

    http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/django-unchained-movie-trailer/

  32. Satyam, trailer of a big film. From Oscar winning director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Cast Away) and starring another Oscar winner Denzel Washington, comes a new film “FLIGHT”- cast- Denzel Washington, Kelly Reilly, Don Cheadle, john goodman and Mellisa Leo- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v%3D-RtCMIe9oj8&ved=0CBgQtwIwBg&usg=AFQjCNGeaFfz_CWHEF7ExpsoxArbte-ACw

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