Quentin Tarantino’s Next Film Is a Western, But Not Of The ‘Django’ Variety

By November 27, 2013


There were so many different things going on in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained that you would be forgiven if you had already forgotten that the revenge-fueled flick was also ostensibly a Western. (Fine, you may not have forgotten how great Christoph Waltz looks on a horse, but when we think about the film, we remember the Candyland-set scenes best.) Tarantino, however, has not forgotten in the slightest – and now he wants to make more Westerns.

The filmmaker sat down with Jay Leno on last night’s The Tonight Show to share a bit about his next project, telling Leno: “I can’t talk that much about it, but I will say one thing. I haven’t told anyone about this publicly, but I will say the genre. It’s a Western. It’s not a Django sequel, but it’s another Western. I had so much fun doing Django and I love Westerns so much, that after I taught myself how to make one, it’s like ‘OK, now let me make another one now that I know what I’m doing.’” He literally knows how to wrangle things now, and that can only be a good thing for his devoted fans.

Image: Quentin Tarantino

As our pals over at /Film note, “there are a couple things the writer/director has mentioned in the past that could be linked to this. One is the possible tale based on abolitionist John Brown, and another is essentially a Western set in Australia. But it could just as easily be something new.”

That “something new” possibility is stronger than ever now, as Tarantino also shared with Leno how his scripting process, which used to take some serious time, has changed over the years:

“It’s funny, in the last, like, five years, it’s kind of developed into something else. Before, what I would do is, normally if I had to write during the day I’d go out to a restaurant or to a bar, kinda write out in public and get the juices flowing that way. But at home I’d write at home all night long. That kind of changed around the time of Inglourious Basterds. I started writing at home, starting at around ten in the morning, something like that, and I’d write until five or six or seven, whenever the muses leave you. That would be the work that I did for that day…if I’ve just finished a scene, then I’m thinking about how I can make it better. Or if I’ve finished it, and it’s on to the next thing, then it’s on to what happens next. And I sit there and I think about it, and all these ideas come to me, dialogue, and I kinda work it out a little bit.”

There’s no word on when we can hope to see Tarantino’s new Western, but here’s hoping it rides into town soon.

If you want to watch Tarantino jaw away with Leno about this stuff, head on over to The Tonight Show website to watch some videos.

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Kate Erbland
Kate Erbland is a staff writer for movie news and reviews at GeekNation. Her work can also be found at Film School Rejects, ScreenCrush, Vanity Fair, The Dissolve, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, amNewYork, New York Daily News, Dame Magazine, Mental Floss, Film.com, MSN Movies, and Boxoffice Magazine. She lives in New York City with two cats, two turtles, one boyfriend, and a frightening number of sensible canvas totes.