Frankly the above headline is enough to get me very excited, seeing as I loved Tarantino‘s Django Unchained and have also been a fan of the Zorro character ever since watching the old black and white serials on TV as a kid. Quentin’s film got a sequel in the form of mashup comic book mini-series Django/Zorro from Dynamite Entertainment, and ‘Collider’ has reported that it’s now receiving a feature film adaptation, though its title hasn’t been confirmed yet. The site reports that Tarantino is working with Jerrod Carmichael on bringing the pair-up comic book storyline to the big screen.
“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 plying 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 by 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.”
It’s unclear whether Tarantino is co-writing the script with Carmichael or if he’ll merely be overseeing/producing the adaptation, but I know one thing – I want to see this movie NOW.