March 28, 2011

Quentin Tarantino's Slave-Themed Western "A Southern" Next

Uma Thurman has a special relationship with Quentin Tarantino as together they came up with the concept for the Kill Bill films. So if anyone would know what is next for Tarantino it would be her as Kill Bill 3 is currently in development with Uma returning. Uma talked to HollywoodOutbreak giving confirmation that the script for his slave-themed western A Southern is finished. It was previously announced that Tarantino had a western film in the works with a script soon to be completed and would start production within the year. It was rumored to be shooting on location in Spain and Italy.

“I think he has a script ready to start of a new film, ‘A Southern’, I think it’s really exciting. It’s another new story and a fresh piece of material that he is channeling at the moment. So I think ‘Kill Bill’ lives down the road.” 

A Southern was previously talked up by Tarantino as a slave-themed Spaghetti Western.  It also sounds similar to his Inglourious Basterds prequel focusing on a group of African-American soldiers. I expect this film could be a mix of both projects involving a group of black heroes taking down slave owners and the Klan. Christoph Waltz has been rumored for a role so if this is true he very well could end up in another villainous role.

"I want to explore something that really hasn't been done....I want to do movies that deal with America's horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies. I want to do them like they're genre films, but they deal with everything that America has never dealt with because it's ashamed of it, and other countries don't really deal with because they don't feel they have the right to."

"I'd like to do a Western. But rather than set it in Texas, have it in slavery times. With that subject that everybody is afraid to deal with. Let's shine that light on ourselves......You could do a ponderous history lesson of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. Or, you could make a movie that would be exciting. Do it as an adventure. A spaghetti Western that takes place during that time. And I would call it A Southern."

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