We’ve been hearing rumours about Quentin Tarantino’s next film for a couple of years now, and it had been previously hinted that he was looking at directing a western, possibly one set in the Old South. Since Tarantino often changes gears quickly and without warning, it’s difficult to know when to take him seriously, but in this case he has apparently stuck to his guns. Exact details are still under wraps, but it has been confirmed that Tarantino has completed the script for his next movie, and it will indeed be a spaghetti western. In addition, we now have leads on a few possible cast members, including Inglourious Basterds star Christoph Waltz, and production may start moving forward within the next few months.
Yesterday The Playlist tracked down an interview with Franco Nero on the Italian site Movieplayer.it, where he states that he will star in Tarantino’s western, along with 15 other American actors including Keith Carradine and Treat Williams. He also revealed that it will be a tribute to Sergio Leone, with a rough working title of The Angel, The Bad And The Wise. After that, however, Mr. Beaks from Ain’t It Cool News chimed in to inform us that the rumoured title is way off, and that Christoph Waltz will have one of the lead roles.
Even with this vague information, it seems pretty clear that the wheels are in motion and we will soon have another Quentin Tarantino film to look forward to, which is obviously great news. I’m sure there will be plenty of hat tips to all of QT’s favourite westerns, but with any luck he will put his own spin on the genre as well. Inglourious Basterds certainly proved that his career was far from peaking with Pulp Fiction, and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us this time. What your thoughts on a Quentin Tarantino spaghetti western?