Quentin Tarantino is one of those movie makers who just knows no boundaries and is willing to try anything. With flims like “Reservoir Dogs”, “Pulp Fiction”, “Kill Bill”, and his most recent film “Inglorious Bastards”, he has made landmark films that have captivated audiences world wide. In his most recent venture, he’s daring to tackle the American dark past of slavery.
Called a spaghetti western-esque film, “Django Unchained” is about a German bounty hunter who helps former enslaved man Django rescue his wife from a plantation owner.
The movie would be a remake of the 1960 film “Django” made by Sergio Corbucci.
So far, only a draft of the script has been submitted to the Weistein Company. No production has been scheduled yet.
Here is what he had to say:
“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’.”