April 30, 2011

Quentin Tarantino's Western Titled Django Unchained

Deadline confirms the title of Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti western is Django Unchained. The first page of the script leaked online which isn't surprising. As the full Inglourious Basterds script was also leaked before it's production. The new film is currently being shopped to international distributors who might co-fiance the film. Of course The Weinstein Company who has a longstanding relationship with Quentin is heading up the production with domestic rights to his 7th film. They also say that casting will begin soon with a late summer early fall production start. It's been mentioned previously the film will shoot in both Spain and Italy.

The title is an homage to Franco Nero and director Sergio Corbucci's Django which in 1966 was considered the most violent film of it's time. It's similar to how he used the title of Inglorious Bastards but purposely misspelled it. Paying his respects to the WWII action genre. I wouldn't count out an appearance by Franco himself in this film. There still seems to be some confusion over if this is "A Southern" or not. My interpretation is that "Unchained" could refrer to the freeing of slaves, yet that has yet to be seen.

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