When father-and-son screenwriters Oscar Colvin Jr. and Torrance J. Colvin first sat down to watch Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained,’ they were probably excited about the prospect of another revenge film from the popular director. But by the time the film had ended, they were inspired to embark upon a two-man mission of vengeance of their very own, in dogged pursuit of the powerful man who had wronged them. And in this instance, Quentin Tarantino is the meth-mouthed Leo DiCaprio figure, and the basic concept of the film’s script is stolen wife Kerry Washington.
There are some similarities between The Hateful Eight and Django Unchained besides just being Quentin Tarantino movies. They’re both westerns set in the Civil War era with a black male lead. They both star Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins and Bruce Dern, among others. But in addition to those similarities, there was initially going to be one major connection: Django himself. Tarantino recently revealed that The Hateful Eight originally started as a Django Unchained sequel with Django taking the place of Samuel L. Jackson’s Major Marquis Warren.
Quentin Tarantino originally wanted Kevin Costner to square off with his hero, but when his schedule wouldn’t let him appear in the film he was replaced by Kurt Russell. When Kurt Russell’s schedule wouldn’t let him appear in the film, the character, named Ace Woody, was completely written out of the script. That’s just one of the surprising facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which is on a quest for revenge (and to bring you this information about Tarantino’s Django Unchained).
It's sad news to end the week with: actress Misty Upham, who recently appeared in 'Django Unchained' and 'August: Osage Country,' was found dead at the bottom of a Seattle ravine. Her body was discovered by a search party led by her family, who are now accusing the local police of failing to assist in the situation in any way.
Today, an announcement that we never thought would ever happen came when Dynamite Comics revealed their plans to publish a series that will see the swashbuckling Mexican hero Zorro team up with Django, the slave-turned-bounty-hunter from Quentin Tarantino's 'Django Unchained.' But especially interesting is that Tarantino himself will actually have a hand in 'Django/Zorro,' co-plotting it with writer Matt Wagner.
While we're still not sure what Quentin Tarantino's next film will be, the director was at the Cannes Film Festival and revealed he's looking to revisit one of his previous films. The director told an audience at a press conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Cannes premiere of 'Pulp Fiction' that he's got about 90 minutes of unseen footage from 'Django Unchained' that he would like to adapt into a 4-hour/4-part cable miniseries.
We're not quite ready to accept that we'll seen have seen the last of Kenny Powers, as 'Eastbound & Down' prepares to unleash its final season upon us this September, but at the very least the all-American legend is going out with the help of his friends. In addition to 'Party Down' star Ken Marino's season-long role, 'Django Unchained' and FOX's 'Rake' star Omar Dorsey has joined the cast for a recurring role in season 4.
Despite being the second largest film market in the world after the United States, China still enforces strict censorship laws regarding what can and can't be seen in its cinemas. The latest victim of Chinese censors is Quentin Tarantino's Oscar-winning 'Django Unchained,' which was yanked out of theaters on the first day of its release.
Quentin Tarantino wrote 'Django Unchained' with Will Smith in mind to star and Smith was the first actor Tarantino approached with the script. So why didn't Will Smith star in the film? We've heard previously from Smith who said he had some "issues" with the script but never heard what those issues were. Now the actor has explained and, well, at least he's being honest.
When Quentin Tarantino sets out to make a film, there are actors falling all over themselves to be cast in the film. It appears to be such an enjoyable and fulfilling experience that many actors make return trips to Tarantino's universe (just ask Christoph Waltz who won two Oscars for his work in Tarantino's films). But there's one person who worked with Tarantino on 'Django Unchained' who isn't eager to ever work with the director again. Who is it and why? Let's find out.