Quentin Tarantino’s Next Film Gets a Title

There aren’t many directors out there who can create a lot of excitement simply by announcing the title of their next movie, but Quentin Tarantino is no ordinary director. Because his movies don’t come quite as frequently as we might like, fans obsess over every little detail that they can find. Up until now QT has been talking about doing a “southern” — that is, a western set in the Old South, dealing with slavery and racism in a very bold way. It now seems safe to say that this is definitely happening, because over the weekend Anne Thompson (and others) broke the news that the title of his next film will apparently be Django Unchained. The Quentin Tarantino Archives also have a picture of the script to prove it.

It seems pretty obvious that Tarantino is once again paying homage to another favourite film, that being Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 western Django. The story supposedly revolves around a freed slave named Django, who is trained by a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) and eventually frees his wife from an evil plantation owner. Basically it’s another revenge flick, and with the involvement of Christoph Waltz, it sounds like it will have a lot in common with Inglourious Basterds. Nothing wrong with that, right?

It has also been said that the movie is influenced by Elmore Leonard’s 40 Lashes Less One, a western novel that Tarantino owns the screen rights to. That story revolves around two Yuma prisoners (one black and one an Apache halfbreed) who are offered freedom in exchange for hunting down five dangerous outlaws. Either way, it looks to be another one of Tarantino’s patented mash-ups. Original Django star Franco Nero also has a role, as does Keith Carradine and Treat Williams, although the lead still has yet to be cast. Are you looking forward to Django Unchained?

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  • nice. I find it interesting (an it needs to be talked about more) that QT has to be the most prolific and famous “leadite” in the world. If you don’t know, leadites are people that do not embrace tech. Evidence to support this: QT still writes his scripts long-hand in spiral notebooks, (even his cover pages look like a child did them) uses an old typewriter to peck out the final draft, and has said as soon as last year he will quit making movies if film is gone. He does almost all of his effects in-camera and celebrates the age of physical film making.

    (before I get flamed, I actually enjoy this about QT. Deathproof is amazing)

    QT the leading leadite, discuss!

  • I think you mean luddite?


    seriously, thanks (wondered why it didn’t get many hits with that spell’in)

    I’m officially submitting a filmjunk podcast question here: Is Quentin Tarantino the most prolific and famous LUDDITE in the world?

    Possible other contenders:

    Osama Bin Laden – reports are out that the mansion he was in didn’t have telephone or internet and that raised suspicion.

    Rupert Murdock – with all his cool and moneymaking ventures he reportedly enjoys nothing more than hanging out in the editorial room of newspapers – loser! get to the set of Glee and some fine pseudo teen ass Rup!

  • MikeH

    i am definitely looking forward to this one, QT is definitely the director that has his fans by the balls at his every move. cant wait until he fills out the cast with some of his QT alum.

    sean i think its time for a what is your fav QT flick poll brother.

  • Not a bad idea.

  • MikeH

    i know that is why i suggested it!!! HEHEHEHE

  • Jonny Ashley


  • patrik

    Better than a poll, I think a Quentin Tarantino special podcast would be awesome.. Like the Nolan one..

    This is probably my most anticipated movie ever, Tarantino doing a western can´t go wrong