Quentin Tarantino Western to finally get rolling?

Talk was rife last week after Quentin Tarantino once again expressed his desire to explore the Spaghetti Western and juxtapose the traditional Western elements to a slavery-era American South.

Tarantino has been kicking the idea around for a few years and once again he was spilling the beans after the Oscars. He has stated that the project may no longer include the slavery element but instead be a more traditional Spaghetti Western (well, as traditional as it could get with QT).

Speaking at the Los Angeles Italia film festival, Italian actor Franco Nero (Django) stated that talent was already being considered for the project. Alongside himself, Franco says that Treat Williams (Once Upon a Time in America), Keith Carradine (Southern Comfort) and Christoph Waltz (the deliciously diabolical Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds) are being sized up for roles.

Tarantino has yet to officially confirm that the film will be going ahead but with a script completed and Spain and Italy being mentioned as filming locations, it would be wise to watch this space for further announcements and updates in the near future.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14558083317361098572 Jack L

    This is good news.<br />Q.T. hasn&#39;t really made a bad film yet so I&#39;m definitely looking forward to this new project.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18168467177380824337 flickeringmyth

    I agree, although I found Death Proof a bit too talky (well, the stand-alone version anyway). Inglourious Basterds was great though so keen to see what he can do in a Western setting.

  • http://thestuffofalex.blogspot.com/ Alex

    Yeah, I thought Death Proof came across as more of an exercise in dialogue than a fully formed film. Having said that, I did love Kurt Russell in it.<br /><br />I enjoyed it more when I saw it at the cinema as part of the original double bill format than I did watching it on it&#39;s own.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18168467177380824337 flickeringmyth

    I never got to see the original cut but imagine it&#39;s a big improvement as Kurt Russell, the crash and the chase sequence were all great, the rest just felt a bit padded out.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00045575858464121137 CS

    While Kill Bill vol. 2 clearly had a western influence, I am eager to see his full interpretation of the genre.