While all the talk right now is about Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, now comes word on an interesting new project for the filmmaker.
Courtesy of Collider, QT is involved in developing Dynamite Entertainment’s Django/Zorro comic book miniseries for the big screen.
For those unaware, 2015 saw Dynamite put out a sequel of sorts to Django Unchained, with the action taking place several years after the events of the movie and seeing Django meeting the legendary Zorro. Tarantino worked with Matt Wagner and Esteve Polls on the comic book offering.
Where the movie adaptation of Django/Zorro is concerned, Tarantino is teaming with comedian Jerrod Carmichael on the picture. At this early stage, it’s not known whether Quentin will simply be overseeing and producing the film or whether he’ll be involved in the writing of the feature.
The official blurb on the Django/Zorro comic tale reads:
The story takes place several years after the events of Django Unchained. Django is still a bounty hunter, and since there’s a warrant on his head back east, he has mainly been playing his trade in the western states. After safely settling his wife, Broomhilda, near Chicago, he takes to the road once again, sending her funds whenever he completes a job. It’s be sheer chance that he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega – the famed Zorro – and soon finds himself fascinated by this unusual character, who can also hold his own in a fight. It’s not long before Django becomes Diego’s ‘bodyguard’ and joins him on a mission to free the local indigenous people from slavery.
Right now, it appears that the chances of Quentin Tarantino directing this Django/Zorro adaptation are slim to none, but expect more on the movie as we get it.