It’s no secret that director Quentin Tarantino has been heavily influenced by both kung-fu movies and spaghetti westerns of the ’60s and ’70s. We saw him dive into the kung-fu with Kill Bill and he already delivered on the movie fans have been begging him for for years, Inglourious Basterds, so the absolute perfect next project for him would be a western, naturally.
Django and Die Hard 2 star Franco Nero was talking recently and happened to mention that he was doing a new spaghetti western with Tarantino that also involved Keith Carradine and Treat Williams. It was unclear at first whether this was true or not, or what was actually entailed in the possible project. This led AICN to do a little digging, and while all details are still a little uncertain they were able to come up with some very exciting information.
First of all, they confirmed that Tarantino is putting together his next movie and it will indeed be a spaghetti western, which could be one of the greatest pieces of news ever for fans of the director and the western genre. Adding to that, their source says that Quentin already has one star locked up: his Basterds villain and Oscar winner Christoph Waltz.
Whether this is all 100% official is yet to be seen, but it’s sounding pretty likely so far. There’s a bigger question mark over Nero and the other actors’ involvement, but they too would make plenty of sense. Nero has starred in spaghetti westerns and Carradine is the brother of the late David Carradine, who brilliantly played Bill for Tarantino in Kill Bill.
Not that I have to ask, but what do you think; excited about a Tarantino western?
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