It’s been three years since Quentin Tarantino amazed us with his splendid love letter to cinema entitled ‘Once upon a time in… Hollywood’, but the Knoxville man has not yet decided what his tenth will be and – if he keeps his promise to retire after it – his last film. But this does not mean, under any circumstances, that it does not have projects and bullets in the chamber to give and take.
One of them, which began to be talked about in 2019, is a sequel to the brutal western ‘Django unchained’ that would bring an impossible crossover under the arm. It would be based on him in the comic ‘Django/Zorro’ and would match on screen the ex-slave of Jamie Foxx and the masked vigilante of Antonio Banderas. A real madness.
The good Tarantino was very serious with his peculiar ‘Django 2’, something that has recently been confirmed by himself Flags in an interview with USA Today in which he commented, among other things, his meeting with the director at the 2020 Oscars.
“He talked to me, I think on Oscar night in 2020, when I was nominated for ‘Pain and Glory’. We met at one of those parties. He was like, ‘Is it up to you? ‘ Because Quentin has this tendency to make those kinds of quality movies. Even if they’re based on those B movies from the ’60s and ’70s, he can take the material and do something really interesting. We’ve never worked together, but it would be great for him, for Jamie Foxx and for playing Zorro again when he’s a little older. It would be fantastic, fun and crazy.”
Unfortunately, it seems that the project will never see the light of day. Jerrod Carmichaelthe comedian Tarantino signed to shape the script for ‘Django/Zorro’ has announced this in an interview with GQ.
“Quentin is a lunatic that I adore, and I’m glad I used this time. We watched exploitation movies at the New Beverly, he read me scenes that had never made it into his movies, that he had typed in his kitchen before making me homemade lemonade. It was very special. The one that came out of the idea of ’Django/Zorro’ is an amazing script, and I would love for Sony to figure out how to do it, but I know it’s impossible. I think we wrote a script for a 500 million dollar movie. Dollars”.
After this jug of cold water, the great hope that remains for us is that Carmichael’s script gets published and we can enjoy the team-up through a reading that, for sure, will be most enjoyable.