Excitement for Quentin Tarantino’s long awaited follow-up to his Oscar Nominated film, “Inglourious Basterds”, were rampant when the title page of his new screenplay emerged on Twitter. The title “Django Unchained” conjures images of Italian Westerns of the 1960s and 1970s and unshaved cowboys dragging a coffin into nameless, muddy desert towns. Franco Nero who played the original Django and breakout star of “Inglourious Basterds”, Christoph Waltz are attached to this project, which is on the fast track to production by The Weinstein Company. Although, at this time, it is unclear who will play the title of Django. But after reading the description, one could imagine.
Indiewire reports details of the plot have surfaced from those who have read the finished script.
“Django is a freed slave, who, under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter (played by Christopher Waltz the evil Nazi officer in Inglorious 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. And that doesn’t even half begin to cover it! This film deals with racism as I’ve rarely seen it handled in a Hollywood film. While it’s 100 percent pure popcorn and revenge flick, it is pure genius in the way it takes on the evil slave owning south. Think of what he did with the Nazis in Inglorious and you’ll get a sense of what he’s doing with slave owners and slave overseers in this one.”
Reading this description makes me super excited about this project. All in all, I think this will be a fun time at the movies.
by Rudie Obias