Quentin Tarantino hints at Django Unchained miniseries and The Hateful Eight revival

The director revealed some big plans for a possible new TV project at Cannes

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Quentin Tarantino wants to make a TV miniseries using unseen footage from Django Unchained, reports claim.

The US director, 51, revealed his plan at the Cannes Film Festival, where he was speaking in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his Nineties cult classic, Pulp Fiction.

Tarantino won Best Screenplay with Django Unchained at the 2013 Oscars, but had to cut many scenes from the eventual 2 hours 45 minutes movie.

“My idea, frankly, is to cut together a four-hour version of Django Unchained,” Tarantino said. “But I wouldn’t show it like a four-hour movie, I’d cut it up into hour chapters like a four-part miniseries and show it on cable television.”

Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio starred in the hit film, which was praised by critics but considered too long by many cinema-goers.

“People roll their eyes at a four-hour movie,” Tarantino continued. “But a four-hour miniseries that they like, then they are dying to watch all four parts. That’s how I thought it could work.”

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Tarantino won a Best Original Screenplay Oscar for Django Unchained

Whether a Django Unchained miniseries will ever come to light remains to be seen, as Tarantino could be set to revive leaked Western project The Hateful Eight.

He filed a lawsuit against website Gawker for linking to the film’s unreleased 146-page script and “crossing the journalistic line”.  The story revolves around bounty hunters taking prisoners through Wyoming in the 19th century.

When quizzed on the movie’s fate, Tarantino hinted that after withdrawing the lawsuit, he had considered returning to The Hateful Eight.

“We’ll see,” he said. “I’m still writing the script. I have calmed down a bit. The knife-in-the-back wound has started to scab.”

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