With those Inglourious Basterds well behind him, Quentin Tarantino is ready to get back in the director's chair.
So what's next for a guy who usually make a lot of news, and noise, with his movies? Kill Bill: Vol. 3 perhaps?
According to The Huffington Post, the director's talent agency, William Morris Endeavor, confirms Tarantino has finished the script for a movie called Django Unchained, which he plans to shoot in the classic style of spaghetti Westerns. And he has at least one basterd set to help him make it.
Oscar-winner Christoph Waltz (aka the Nazi in Basterds who wasn't Hitler) has reportedly been cast. And while plot details are hazy, the agency did say, "It's a Western whose lead character is a former slave who is in league with Waltz to save his wife from an evil plantation owner."
Fortunately, this project doesn't seem to have derailed the director's plans for a third Kill Bill installment—set and released 10 years after Vol. 2.
The classic spaghetti Westerns—A Fistful of Dollars, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, etc.—were known for their highly stylized look and violence, and with Tarantino's vision, this could be the ultimate homage.
And while those earlier films sent a then-unknown Clint Eastwood into the stratosphere, perhaps Django can launch somebody new? Or bring a career back from the dead (hi, John Travolta)?
So who would you cast as a former slave gunslingin' for revenge, Tarantino-style?