Tarantino takes on the spaghetti western

It’s been a while now since Inglourious Basterds hit cinema screens and everyone’s been wondering just what Quentin Tarantino’s been up to. Well, aside from releasing Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair (a combined version of the two volumes that includes an extended animated sequence in the O-Ren back story), Tarantino has been busy getting prepared for his next feature film, a spaghetti western tentatively titled The Angel, The Bad and The Wise, IndieWire report.

Tarantino, a king craftsman when it comes to cinematic pastiche, will pay homage to the great Sergio Leone with a western full of action and comedy. Tarantino has alluded to his desire to make a western for some time now so it comes as no surprise that Leone would serve as inspiration. With at least fifteen people on board, the film is set to be produced out of the US rather than Italy.

Tarantino revealed to Deadline that the script has been completed. Announced as “involved” at present are Franco Nero (who spilled the news to IndieWire), Keith Carradine, Treat Williams, and Christoph Waltz. Although at this point it is yet to be confirmed whether or not Tarantino will direct, working with Waltz on a Leone tribute certainly sounds like a golden opportunity and just the right fit for Tarantino’s next feature.

Discuss: Will Tarantino take the director’s seat or will he sit back from the producer’s chair?

One Response to “Tarantino takes on the spaghetti western”

  1. Bradley Paterson Reply May 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Any word on an actual DVD/Blu Ray release of Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair?

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