... Django Unchained?
The image above sure looks like Quentin Tarantino's style, he does like to hand write the titles of his films on the first page of his script. As you may have heard Tarantino is developing a spaghetti western that is supposed star Christoph Waltz, Franco Nero, Treat Williams, and Keith Carradine. Nero talked about the film in a previous interview in which he said,
The film will be called The Angel, The Bad And The Wise and is a tribute to Sergio Leone. It’s a movie that contains humor, lots of action, but also a great plot. We have already been signed by a dozen people who will be part of project. Among the filmmakers involved include Quentin Tarantino, Keith Carradine, Treat Williams, fifteen people in all Americans who want to do this movie and so we are trying to produce it outside of Italy.
The title he mentioned in the quote above was debunked as being not the real title of the movie Tarantino is making. It would be cool if this ends up being the same western style film that Tarantino was talking about making during his Inglourious Basterds press days. I hope it is because there were some really good ideas there. He referred to the film as "A Southern," an here's what he had to say about it,
I'd like to do a Western. But rather than set it in Texas, have it in slavery times. With that subject that everybody is afraid to deal with. Let's shine that light on ourselves. You could do a ponderous history lesson of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. Or, you could make a movie that would be exciting. Do it as an adventure. A spaghetti Western that takes place during that time. And I would call it 'A Southern.'
My favorite hero in American history is John Brown. He's my favorite American who ever lived. He basically single-handedly started the road to end slavery and the fact that he killed people to do it. He decided, 'If we start spilling white blood, then they're going to start getting the idea.'
I want to do movies that deal with America's horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies. I want to do them like they're genre films, but they deal with everything that America has never dealt with because it's ashamed of it, and other countries don't really deal with because they don't feel they have the right to.
Sounds like it would make for a great film doesn't it? But there’s also a classic 1966 spaghetti western called Django that starred Franco Nero, the same Nero who said he was a part of this new Tarantino movie. Here’s the plot description of the 1966 film from IMDB:
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.
It definitely sounds like Django and Tarantino's western ideas fit together very well, and all the ideas can be used to create Django Unchained.
What are your thoughts on this new Tarantino movie?