Quentin Tarantino talks more on Django Unchained-Zorro crossover comic

The director also confirmed that that he is going ahead with The Hateful Eight

Antonia Molloy
Monday 28 July 2014 22:46
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Quentin Tarantino at Comic Con
Quentin Tarantino at Comic Con

Quentin Tarantino discussed the comic book sequel to his Oscar-winning Western Django Unchained at San Diego Comic-Con on Sunday.

The director answered questions at Dynamite Comic’s panel for the Django Unchained-Zorro crossover, which brings two “western heroes” together.

“I loved this idea, not only because I like western comics in general, but I also loved Zorro in all his iterations whether it was the Disney series or the William Witney films.

"I thought it was a great idea of taking the most famous, fictional Mexican western hero and putting him together with the newer, famous black western hero,” Tarantino said, according to Deadline.

He explained that the creation had sprung from a phone call between Nick Barruci, chief executive of Dynamite and publisher, and Reginald Hudlin, Django producer; Barruci pitched the idea to Hudlin, who passed it onto Tarantino.

“I don’t want to make a ton of Django movies so this offered me a chance to keep control of the mythology, but to tell different stories,” Tarantino said.

He is working on the plot along with Matt Wagner, who is doing the final dialogue, and Esteve Polls, who is illustrating. The comic will be on sale from November.

Tarantino also announced that he is going ahead with his forthcoming Western The Hateful Eight, which reportedly elicited cheers from the audience.

He had previously shelved the film after the script was leaked.

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