Quentin Tarantino Reveals More About His 'Slavery Western'
Quentin Tarantino has been making the rounds worldwide since last August, doing hardcore press for Inglourious Basterds in hopes that it takes home some Oscars on March 7th. He's been talking a lot about what's next for him, which we know won't be Kill Bill Vol. 3 (yet), but will be either a western or a gangster movie. The idea of Tarantino doing a western is what excites me the most, so that's what I'd love to see him do next, but what would be about? While talking with NY Daily News, Tarantino unveiled an idea he has for a western, but who knows if we'll ever actually see something like this actually come together. Read on!
Next up for Tarantino? "I'd like to do a Western. But rather than set it in Texas, have it in slavery times. With that subject that everybody is afraid to deal with. Let's shine that light on ourselves. You could do a ponderous history lesson of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. Or, you could make a movie that would be exciting. Do it as an adventure. A spaghetti Western that takes place during that time. And I would call it 'A Southern.'"
That's a big idea and I actually hope he does something like this (at some point), although I'd have to know more about the story to honestly say I'd be excited for it. His answer just sounds so hypothetical that I'm not sure it will ever happen. However, this isn't the first time he's talked about that slavery setting. The Playlist says he mentioned it back in 2007, saying "I want to do movies that deal with America's horrible past with slavery and stuff but do them like spaghetti westerns, not like big issue movies." This isn't a sure sign that Tarantino will be making a western about slavery next, but it is certainly possible. We'll keep you updated!