Quentin Tarantino Eyes Django Miniseries

1138856 - Django UnchainedQuentin Tarantino is looking to unleash Django Unchained on the small screen.

The Oscar-winning director told an audience at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday that he’s mulling a four-hour miniseries version of his acclaimed 2012 pre-Civil War Western (which co-starred Scandal’s Kerry Washington).

“I have about 90 minutes’ worth of material with Django [that] hasn’t been seen,” said Tarantino via USA Today. “My idea, frankly, is to cut together a four-hour version of Django Unchained… But I wouldn’t show it like a four-hour movie. I would cut it up into hour chapters. Like a four-part miniseries. And show it on cable television. Show it like an hour at a time, each chapter.

“We’d use all the material I have and it wouldn’t be an endurance test,” he added. “It would be a miniseries. And people love those.”

Django earned a total of five Academy Award nominations, including for Best Picture. It grabbed gold for Original Screenplay and Supporting Actor Christoph Waltz.

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  1. CourtTV says:

    This would be awesome!

  2. K says:

    Wow that would be very fresh and interesting!

  3. brandon says:

    Tarantino is constantly talking about projects he wants to do..then he just drops them. Remember kill bill 3? “killer crow”…the list goes on and on.

  4. TvPeong says:

    If it’s extended footage of a movie, with about 2 hours of new material, and 2 hours of previously shown material from the movie. Can it get nominated for the Emmys?

    Wouldn’t it be cool if someone got an Oscar and an Emmy for the same role, in the same show?

  5. Nate says:

    Hope it comes on HBO, Starz or Shotime

  6. Jerry says:

    So that’s where Olivia Pope is disappearing to for her “new life”….

  7. wordsmith says:

    The movie did feel more like an epic miniseries, with extended isolated chapters. I think this will work out nicely.

  8. MD says:

    This will never happen. Leo won’t sign off on a mini-series. Could see a directors cut though.

  9. Fernanda says:

    “Kill Bill the whole bloody affaire”… please, that could be a great idea for a miniseries. Django is great but i enjoyed Inglorious Basterds more

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