It’s always a bit of mystery what Quentin Tarantino has going on in his mind when it comes to upcoming projects (since he seems to have a bunch of projects perpetually on the back burner), but apparently he’s not keeping his thoughts to himself about what’s imminently next for him anymore. While appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Tarantino told Jay Leno that he’s decided on his next movie, and it’s a Western. No, it’s not going to be a sequel to Django Unchained, but presumably his own take on the genre without either the trappings of slavery or World War II (since Inglourious Basterds was very much a spaghetti western). Below you can see the story, but let the speculation about this film begin…
Here’s the story from Entertainment Weekly:
Sorry, Django fans, it looks like Quentin Tarantino won’t be making a sequel anytime soon — yet he is sticking with the same vibe. On Tuesday night’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Quentin Tarantino stopped by to discuss his latest projects as well as salute Leno’s final season. (Tarantino’s first appearance on the late night show was back in 1992!) When Leno asked about his next movie, Tarantino shared, for the first time, that it will be a western. “It’s not a Django sequel, but it’s a western,” said the acclaimed writer-director.
Although staying mum about just what this new western will entail, Tarantino did reveal his inspiration. “I had so much fun doing Django and I love westerns so much. After I taught myself how to make one, it’s like ‘Woo, okay, now let me make another one. Now I know what I’m doing,” he said.
Tarantino was also on The Tonight Show to promote the release of his Django Unchained graphic novel. Partnering with DC’s grittier brand, Vertigo, the Oscar-winning screenwriter collaborated with Django producer Reginald Hudlin as well as artists R.M. Guera, Jason Latour, Denys Cowan, Danijel Zezelij, and Jim Lee to create the seven-part comic series, now released in a single hardcover volume. It tells the same tale from the film as well as more stories that didn’t make it into the final product. Yes, that means Django could have been longer than three hours.
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