Quentin Tarantino to Direct a Western

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A little earlier this week, we took a look at what happened when some of our favorite directors dabbled in Westerns. There must have been some serious prescience happening here, because it turns out that Quentin Tarantino has joined the ranks of “serious” directors who’ve moved into the world of cowboys and noontide standoffs – he’s working on a script called Django Unchained, a faux-spaghetti western that apparently takes inspiration from Sergio Corbucci’s 1966 film Django (a film known at the time for its extreme violence, which is right up Tarantino’s alley). The film will apparently feature Christoph Waltz, Keith Carradine and Treat Williams, while Stacey Sher will produce (she also made Pulp Fiction with Tarantino) and the Weinsteins will be on distribution duties. [via Sound on Sight]