At least that’s the rumor. We know the next film is going to be a Western, but the buzz among the Hollywood folks this weekend is that Tarantino has finished the script and is showing it around to folks he would like in the film.
The working title is The Hateful Eight – and the two names rumored to be attached are Christoph Waltz and Bruce Dern.
Never much believed this, but Quentin is no longer going to walk away after 10 films or at 50 years old like he’s said in the past.
“There are no genres I absolutely want to do any more, like ticking boxes: ‘This, done’. I don’t think about Kill Bill 3 that much, as… we already visited them,” he said. “If there was something I would like to work on again, it would be Honshu’s movies, maybe. Or a horror movie, perhaps.”
He’s been working up to this a while now, but finally revealed it on Jay Leno.
Django was a ‘Southern’, but had alot of the themes, sets, and feels of a Western. Heck, even parts of Kill Bill were very Western-ish. I’m interested to see where Quentin takes this – is is going to be something that fans of Westerns will like, or will it still be so distinctly Tarantino that it overwhelms the intended genre.
It was rumored earlier this week that Tarantino may have been cast to protray Roger Corman in a biopic about Corman. Today, that rumor is being denied. And I hope the denial is accurate as Corman deserves a decent biopic, and I fear Tarantino is too big a personality to play this role. If he played the role, too much of the focus on the film would be about Quentin and not about Corman.
‘Quentin is a great filmmaker and a good friend,’ he said of the 50-year-old, ‘However there is absolutely no truth to the stories that he is going to play Roger Corman.’
Its not next in the sense of it being another Tarantino movie. Rather, its an Enzo Castellari westerm that Tarantino will have an acting role in.
With Tarantino, the movie rumors never seem to die. It’ll be interesting to see how many more times the possibility of a Kill Bill 3 movie get resurrected.
Vivica A. Fox is angling for a cameo in Kill Bill 3 – assuming it actually happens.
If Tarantino decides to actually make this film, it will have been so many years since Kill Bill Parts 1 and 2 that it would only make sense to have flashback scenes to fill in the current audience with the backstory behind these characters. I don’t think Quentin would just make the film on the assumption that 15 years later, all the viewers have seen and remember the original films.
Rumor is that Tarantino has gotten himself involved with a some fake snuff footage called Upper. I need to look around more, but this is the first I’ve seen of this particular rumor.
Some casting rumors/news for Django Unchained. QT is pursuing Will Smith for the lead role.
Smith is being teed up for the title role of Django, a freed slave who seeks to reunite with his slave wife, a journey that will see him team with a German bounty hunter to take down an evil plantation owner.
Already all-but-attached to the film are Samuel L. Jackson (house slave) and Christop Waltz (bounty hunter).
So the wide-spread rumor is that the next Tarantino film will be Django Unchained – effectively what he has previously referred to as his ‘southern’ film. This film is going to somewhat be an homage to the 1966 film Django, directed by Sergio Corbucci with a bit of nod to 2007′s Sukiyaki Western Django from Takashi Miike. Tarantino played the role of Ringo in the Takashi Miike film.
A draft of the script was leaked online at Obsessed With Film, but I was too slow to get a copy before they had to take it down. They do still have an outline of the plot that you can read.
Vanity Fair has more info, though everything at this stage in the development process is still subject to being changed.