Tarantino's Western "Djano Unchained" Confirmed

It has been rumored for some time that Quentin Tarantino has been working on a spaghetti western script, possibly to star Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds), Uma Thurman, and Django star Franco Nero. On Friday, Twitter user @AgentTrainee tweeted the above photo of what is presumably Tarantino's script coverpage. Interestingly enough, the title is Django Unchained. Could it be an homage to the original western starring Nero? Or perhaps some kind of loose sequel/remake?

On Saturday, IndieWire confirmed the title and added a plot description, which Tarantino's agency confirmed:

Django is a freed slave, who, under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter (Christopher 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. And that doesn’t even half begin to cover it! This film deals with racism as I’ve rarely seen it handled in a Hollywood film. While it’s 100 percent pure popcorn and revenge flick, it is pure genius in the way it takes on the evil slave owning south. Think of what he did with the Nazis in Inglorious and you’ll get a sense of what he’s doing with slave owners and slave overseers in this one.

Sounds pretty sweet. What do you think?

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