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04th Jun 2019

Quentin Tarantino set to work on a new Django film, a crossover with another franchise

Paul Moore

Django Unchained

“DJANGO! You uppity son of a b…”

A new Quentin Tarantino film is always a reason for film fans to celebrate and with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood earning rave reviews, it appears that the auteur is back with a bang.

Aside from his skills as a writer and director, very few filmmakers are better equipped at keeping the media in the palm of their hands and when it comes to Tarantino, one nugget of information is often cited.

The director of Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown has always said he’d retire after his tenth film and with Once Upon A Time In Hollywood set to be his ninth release, the safe bet was that his highly-rumoured take on Star Trek would be his final film.

However, Collider are reporting that the maverick director has tapped Jerrod Carmichael to co-write a Django/Zorro movie based on the crossover comic book series of the same name.

The comic was written by Tarantino and released by Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics. The series served as a sequel to the director’s 2012 movie Django Unchained, starring Jamie Foxx.

The report states: “The story takes place several years after the events of Django Unchained. Django is still a bounty hunter, and since there’s a warrant on his head back east, he has mainly been plying his trade in the western states. After safely settling his wife, Broomhilda, near Chicago, he takes to the road once again, sending her funds whenever he completes a job.

“It’s by sheer chance that he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega — the famed Zorro — and soon finds himself fascinated by this unusual character, who can also hold his own in a fight. It’s not long before Django becomes Diego’s ‘bodyguard’ and joins him on a mission to free the local indigenous people from slavery.”

At present, it’s uncertain if Tarantino would direct the project himself – it’s more likely that he’ll be on co-writing and producing duties – but if it comes to fruition, it will likely be made by Sony Pictures.

Sony handled the international release of Django Unchained and they’re working on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood too.

As for Zorro, you may remember that Antonio Banderas starred in the critically-acclaimed The Mask of Zorro and its sequel, The Legend of Zorro.

Whatever happens, any new Tarantino script is always a reason to be happy.

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