Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming spaghetti western has a title…

Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming spaghetti western has been christened with a title that should have lovers of the genre adequately excited.

Indiewire has confirmed with Tarantino’s agency that the above Twitpic from @AgentTrainee is legit, and is indeed the front page of his script for … Django Unchained.

The film – which we’ve long known would star Franco Nero, Keith Carradine, Treat Williams and Christoph Waltz –  is said to be a tribute to the 1966 spaghetti western Django (which also starred Nero) and Takeshi Miike’s genre-mashup Sukiyaki Western Django (in which Tarantino has a small role).

Tarantino’s agency also confirmed this leaked plot synopsis:

“Django is a freed slave, who, under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter (Christopher [sic] Waltz) becomes a bad-ass bounty hunter himself, and after assisting Waltz in taking down some bad guys for profit, is helped by Waltz in tracking down his slave wife and liberating her from an evil plantation owner.”

So, this is all truly excellent. Inglourious Basterds was similarly named after an Italian flick (the correctly spelt Inglorious Bastards) but veered off in its own, genre-defying, cinema-changing direction. Here’s hoping he can reach the same glorious heights with Django Unchained.

Discuss: Do you think Tarantino should still be working on these genre pastiches, or trying something new?

One Response to “Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming spaghetti western has a title…”

  1. I’ve obviously had one too many vodkas, because I read that several times and still thought it was “Dingo Unchained”.

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