Quentin Tarantino Wants DJANGO TV Miniseries


Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino was at the Cannes Film Festival celebrating the 20th anniversary of the premiere of Pulp Fiction and revealed he’d like to use the 90 minutes of deleted scenes to cut a four-hour Django Unchained miniseries version for television.

“I have about 90 minutes worth of material with Django. It hasn’t been seen. 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. It would be a mini-series. And people love those.”

Django Unchained scored five Oscar nominations and two wins for its screenplay and best supporting actor (Christoph Waltz).

And about the leak of The Hateful Eight script, the filmmaker is starting to chill a bit. He’d initially claimed to have shelved the Western, but said at Cannes, that’s not necessarily the case.

“We’ll see — I’m still writing the script right now. I have calmed down a bit. The knife-in-the-back wound is starting to scab.”

He’s still in the process of finishing a second draft:

“Maybe I’ll shoot it, publish it, do it on the stage — maybe I’ll do all three.”

… or maybe he’s just vamping here and has no concrete plans to actually bring a Django miniseries to cable TV.