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.