Quentin Tarantino was a guest on The Tonight Show yesterday, and during his interview with Jay Leno, the director revealed a small but exciting detail about his next film.
Django Unchained was Tarantino’s first attempt at making a Western, and I am sure you’ll agree that he did a superb job. Django became Tarantino’s highest grossing film ever, and it sounds like he is planning to head back to the Wild West for his next film.
While he could not give any details as to what exactly the new film will be about, Tarantino did confirm that his Django follow up will indeed be another Western:
“I can’t talk that much about it,” he told Leno, “but I will say one thing — I haven’t told anybody, but I will say the genre — it’s a Western.”
Tarantino was quick to say that his new film will NOT be a Django sequel:
“It’s not a Django Unchained sequel, but it’s another Western and the thing is I had so much fun doing Django, and I love Westerns so much that, after I taught myself how to make one, it’s like ‘Well now let me make another one now that I know what I’m doing.”
Drew McWeeney at HitFix has some ideas as to what Tarantino’s next film will be about. During the release of Django Unchained, Tarantino spoke of making a follow up film about abolitionist John Brown, treating him as a mythic hero and basically approaching it as a Western. Back in 2009, the director also spoke of his ideas for this film, saying:
“One story that I could be interested in doing, and it would probably be one of the last movies I do. My favorite hero in American history is John Brown. He’s my favorite American who ever lived… He basically single-handedly started the road to end slavery and the fact that he killed people to do it. He decided, ‘Okay, if we start spilling white blood, then they’re going to start getting the idea.'”
McWeeney also says that Wolf Creek actor John Jarratt has said that Tarantino is interested in making a movie set in the Australian Outback, and it would be a sort of Australian Western (or whatever you would call it).