Quentin Tarantino's next will be called Django Unchained

His spaghetti western gets a title

Not a great deal is known about Quentin Tarantino's next movie, but it now has a title.

His forthcoming spaghetti western, set to star Christoph Waltz, will be called Django Unchained.

The title was first announced when a mysterious photo of the first page of the script was posted on Twitter, and it was later verified by Tarantino's agency via IndieWire (all helpfully compiled via Slashfilm).

The film is said to homage 1966 spag-west Django (in which a gunslinger is caught in a feud between the Ku Klux Klan and Mexican bandits), as well as Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western Django.

Franco Nero, who's said to be up for a role in Unchained, starred in the original Django.

Slashfilm also reproduced a mildly spoilerific synopsis from a source who claims to have read the script:

"Django is a freed slave, who, under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter (played by Christopher Waltz, the evil Nazi officer in Inglourious Basterds) becomes a bad-ass bounty hunter himself, and after assisting Waltz in taking down some bad guys for profit, is helped by Waltz in tracking down his slave wife and liberating her from an evil plantation owner."

The revenge flick apparently deals with racism in a fascinating and unique way.

Sounds like perfect Tarantino material, and the Inglourious Basterds parallels make it all the more tantalising.

There's currently no indication of when this could be ready for release, but we're hoping Tarantino gets a move on, as this sounds too-damned-exciting to wait for...

Intrigued by the sound of QT's latest? What do you make of the title? You know where to comment...


    • Tarantino3011

      May 1st 2011, 15:47


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    • joker16

      May 1st 2011, 17:20

      I'll be counting down the days. Can't say I'm too fond of the title though, it doesn't really sound like a Tarantino title. Looks like 2012 is shaping up to be the best year for films since 2007. It's a shame we have to suffer through 2011 though.

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    • Ali1748

      May 1st 2011, 19:11

      Why is Tarantino so obsessed with African American culture and using the N word ?

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    • nastycafe13

      May 1st 2011, 21:54

      Erm sounds good. i think it should not be too realistic, more ott and comical like kill bill vol 1

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    • ericswinderman

      May 3rd 2011, 3:42

      Dear Mr. Mayturn, next time do a 2 minute google search of the material you are writing about. The 1966 film Django had NOTHING to do with the KKK. I am guessing you just watched the trailer on YouTube, saw the RED not WHITE hoods on the villains and somehow deduced that it was the KKK. The film takes place far before the advent of the KKK. Nice try though.

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    • mirnalutcha

      Oct 5th 2011, 2:17

      Rumor has it he's meeting with actress Denise Milfort after being thoroughly impressed with her audition tape. Can anyone confirm or deny if she is indeed going to play Broomhilda. Credible sources only please, thank you!

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