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Quentin Tarantino Reveals More About His 'Slavery Western'

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February 15, 2010
Source: NY Daily News

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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!

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Reader Feedback - 37 Comments

1

After seeing what he did to Hitler and the Nazis, Tarrantino would be as welcome in the American south as Neil Young was in the early 70's after he released Southern Man. Picture this: Michael Clark Duncan, Ving Rhames and a totally pissed of group of escaped slaves hunting down the KKK. Bring it on!

Hattori Hanzo on Feb 15, 2010

2

i'd fucking watch anything tarantino makes,if the whole film doesn't grab you know there will be moments during that make you say fuck me that was cool.i'd like him to direct deadpool next,him being a comic book fan as well tarantino would be perfect.but i don't think thats going to happen.so bring on his slavery western.

DEADPOOL,MERC WITH A MOUTH on Feb 15, 2010

3

Tarantino always has many projects in mind. Remember, he even talked about making another series of "Basterds". Your mentioned "Kill Bill Vol. 3" is being often recalled too. He has so many ideas and likes to throw them. However, Tarantinian western would be great, really.

In Movies on Feb 15, 2010

4

Okay, if he is going to do a western about slaves and the Underground Railroad, then he's going to have to have Harriet Tubman in it like he had Hitler and Winston Churchhill in "Basterds". Here are some candidates for the role: Alfre Woodard Angela Basset Viola Davis Regina King

HUGO on Feb 15, 2010

5

hopefully it'll be better than that crappy inglourious basterds. the opening and bar scene is only good thing about the movie and what a cop out ending.

L1A on Feb 15, 2010

6

To #5: So the fact that Tarrantino dared to change history by not only shooting Hitler and his henchmen, but he burned them as well wasn't good enough for ya' huh? Man, if I made films, I'd hate like hell to have you in my audience beacause either you totally missed that fact or you are just one crooked SOB!

Sam Shadey on Feb 15, 2010

7

I think the comparisons to Basterds are getting old. I loved the film, so dont get me wrong, but I doubt hes going to change history or include historical figures like he did with Basterds. He doesn't get repetitive in novelties so dont expect to see the same old same old.

Al on Feb 15, 2010

8

Quentain Tarantino is sutch a Kidder, it all Speculation on what Tarantino will do as is next project if he is going to do a western set in Slave era, sort of spaghetti Western it sound a intresting project if it happens.

Cineprog on Feb 15, 2010

9

i really hope he makes a western next. also #6, just because you change history in a movie (which i admit was awesome) doesn't save the movie as a whole.

Christi Johnson on Feb 15, 2010

10

I've a Tarantino for as long as I can remember, so a western tarantino film just sounds awesome.

Xerxex on Feb 15, 2010

11

I haven't seen a new epic Western movie in a while, so it would be good timing for that. However, I don't know about making it about the underground railroad... I would rather just re-watch/ re-read my copies of Roots. (Yes, I know that Roots is not about the underground railroad). On a side-note: Race is not skin color, it is culture. I for one, have no problems with any race of people.

The Man With No Name on Feb 15, 2010

12

He should make a film about the Trail of Tears. Ain't nobody done that before.

Brad on Feb 15, 2010

13

"I'd have to know more about the story to honestly say I'd be excited for it" normally I would agree, but Im excited to see ANYTHING by this man! this news excites the shit outta me.. I remember sitting in the theater for reservoir dogs and being blown away..I was big into hong kong cinema at the time and NO american director was even coming close (Cameron tried with True lies) but quentin was right on and topped it off with a unique style that gets more refined by each movie he makes.. Kill Bill Vol 3 is on IMDB announced for 2014 machete postproduction 2010 honestly, I dont care what he does next, you know it'll rock.

lando on Feb 15, 2010

14

Oh god I hope this happens!! And theres no doubt that Texas Ranger Earl McGraw would show up somewhere!! ha ha. He met Denzel on Jonathan Ross in England and said he'd love to work with him, could be the perfect film for these two to get together!! Any news on new Tarantino projects should be top priority, he is the man!

Kinks! on Feb 16, 2010

15

Tarantino is an great filmaker. Inglorious Basterds was a stupid movie, and I loved it. I have enjoyed every movie he has made or written so far. he deserves extra credit for challenging typical hollywood story telling. I have seen so many movies I could tell you the plot and ending in most of them after seeing the main characters. Tarantino films are difficult to predict.

Karl on Feb 16, 2010

16

HOLY SHIT. A old Clint Eastwood spaghetti western came on the other night I was just thinking that a great genre for Quentin T. I can see a lot of Sergio Leone in his work, I think. Always 😉 John Stamos

John Stamos on Feb 16, 2010

17

That's so crazy it just might work. Sam Jackson as a bada--- ex-slave sheriff?

PJ on Feb 18, 2010

18

I'll believe it when I see it. He's always feeding people this random shit from time to time.

SlashBeast on Feb 20, 2010

19

This is going to be good!!! I can't wait to see it 🙂

Sandra on May 12, 2010

20

He has said in interviews that his all time favorite film is The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly- which many people believe is the best Western ever made. I think QT could come up with a gripping plot, and as always, extremely likeable and unique characters.

Mandy on May 20, 2010

21

Excellent to hear that Tarantino is thinking of making a western movie, though its not still sure. But his speech about the american slavery definitely gave us some clue. I think if he make it, its gonna be a timeless movie.

Julie on May 22, 2010

22

Its great to hear that he is thinking to make a movie on westerns. I can't wait to see it.

Katie on May 27, 2010

23

A western movie from Tarantino. WOW. He didn't tell it officially but we can assume his signal. I will be eagerly for this movie, no matter when it releases.

Jackie on May 30, 2010

24

so in the end they have to decided to make movie on western. wow

Kerry on Jun 1, 2010

25

I think he deserves extra credit for challenging typical hollywood story telling.

Monica on Jun 4, 2010

26

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Rebecca on Jun 12, 2010

27

I loved the film, so dont get me wrong, but I doubt hes going to change history or include historical figures like he did with Basterds.

Molly on Jun 29, 2010

28

It doesn't really matter what his next project is. Tarantino could direct "Justin Bieber: The Movie" and I'd still be there.

Me on Jul 28, 2010

29

He has said in interviews that his all time favorite film is The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly- which many people believe is the best Western ever made.

Christine on Jul 29, 2010

30

I believe he deserves extra credit for challenging typical hollywood story telling.

Sandy on Aug 19, 2010

31

He's done well with his career, just add this film to the list.

Kristi on Nov 3, 2010

32

Tarantino is a very good director. Another movie with a western touch would really make him famous for it, he's very flexible. Would surely love watching it.

Sandra Hopkins on Jan 11, 2011

33

Tarantino is a great film maker. Inglorious Basterds was a good movie, and I loved it. I have enjoyed every movie he has made or written so far. He deserves extra credit for challenging typical hollywood story telling.

Allison Clark on Mar 23, 2011

34

I think the comparisons to Basterds are getting old. I loved the film, so dont get me wrong

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35

He should make a film about the Trail of Tears. Ain't nobody done that before.

For Sale In Victorville on May 9, 2011

36

WOW. I am so eager to see his movies no matter when it release. Western movies from him is just so great.

Nicole Smith on Jun 3, 2011

37

Quentin tarantino,his totally handsome even has aged already.. also like his all movie all great especially kill bill o likehis performance there.

Andrea Bakurva on Jun 26, 2011

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