It appears that Quentin Tarantino’s lengthy feature film ‘Django Unchained’ has even more footage, so far unseen, and perhaps television may be the place for it to air.
The Oscar-winning director spoke at the Cannes Film Festival today and explained that he has been mulling a four-hour miniseries version of his acclaimed drama from 2012.
“I have about 90 minutes’ worth of material with 'Django' [that] hasn’t been seen,” said Tarantino. “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.”
“It would be a miniseries,” he continued. “And people love those.” During the editing process for ‘Django,’ there was talk between Tarantino and executive producer Harvey Weinstein about splitting the film into two parts, like they did with ‘Kill Bill.’
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‘Django Unchained’ starred Jamie Foxx as the titular slave, having broke free of his shackles and set on a quest of revenge. Tarantino earned an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, while Christoph Waltz received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
Tarantino was in Cannes to celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘Pulp Fiction,’ which in 1994 won the Palm D’or and earned Tarantino his first Oscar win for writing.
A ‘Django’ miniseries could be the next project for Tarantino, who has put a hold on ‘The Hateful Eight,’ a screenplay of his that got leaked online in January, prompting the director to take legal action. “I’m in no hurry," he said of the potential film.
Then again, the exacting writer, editor, and director seems to always take his time, so there is no telling when, or even if, this miniseries will happen.