Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tarantino's Django Unchained

I had to wait for a while, but now it is confirmed that this is no rumour. After not hearing from him for the past couple of years since his Inglourious Basterds [2009] success, writer-director Quentin Tarantino is back with a project known only thus far as Django Unchained.

From Tsukiyaki Western Django [2007]
Famed for his distinctive style which I can only collectively describe as Tarantino-esque, you can expect something no different this time around. As reported, the synopsis goes something like this;
Django is a freed slave, who, under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter becomes a bad-ass bounty hunter himself, and after assisting the German bounty hunter in taking down some bad guys for profit, the bounty hunter then helps him in tracking down his slave wife and liberating her from an evil plantation owner.
Sounds like it's right up his alley indeed. Taking a rather broad subject matter and narrow down the focus on specific characters who happen to live in that world. Best example would be Inglourious Basterds [2009] of course. He took something already been used in so many ways, the modern day mythological World War II setting. But the way it all played out was so refreshingly original, you gotta laud him for being able to do that.

Screw politics and history, I'm Tarantino! I make my own!
Also, there's a rumour that he's going to bring back an actor who pretty much made Inglourious Basterds [2009] all the more memorable with his remarkable way of commanding the screen. Yeap, I'm talking about Christoph Waltz. But at this point, it's only a rumour and I would advise you to take it with a pinch of salt until any footage is released. Remember that Waltz was almost never in Basterds to begin with, the role was originally envisioned with Leonard DiCaprio in mind.

So sit tight, enjoy whatever else we have going on in the cinema for the time being. Once the ball starts rolling, I'm sure there's not a damn thing Tarantino wouldn't do to make sure we'll hear about it.

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