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.