More details about Quentin Tarantino's western have emerged - it seems original Django star Franco Nero will have a cameo in Django Unchained - Tarantino has said he wants to do a movie that deals with some of America's uncomfortable past - in Tarantino's own words, 'Slavery and stuff.' The movie will be set in the deep South and it looks as if Inglorious Basterds star, Christopher Waltz will have a major role. If reports are true Tarantino's Django will be an ex-slave turned bounty hunter and will be played by a black actor. A report that was given credence when Tarantino recently told, Total Film Magazine that he wanted Will Smith for the title role.
I love Taranatino and I love the original Django movie, so all these reports are whipping me up into a frenzy. Whatever happens the reports from the Tarantino camp point to anything but a straight forward remake, but then we always knew that would be the case.
The next blockbuster western is on the way.
Django Unchained is due summer 2013.