COMICS: Quentin Tarantino Reveals Plans To Adapt DJANGO UNCHAINED Screenplay
Some of you have often asked why we cover Django Unchained here on CBM, so would you believe us if we told you that we knew this was gonna happen? No? Fair enough. Either way, Quentin Tarantino has now announced plans to adapt the screenplay into a DC comic book.
During DC Comics' Before Watchmen panel at the San Diego Comic-Con earlier today, Django Unchained director Quentin Tarantino made a surprise appearance in order to make a very special announcement. He told those in attendance that DC will publish a five part series based on his screenplay, while also promising that it will be a lot more than a straightforward film to comic adaptation. "One of the things I'm really excited about is that Django Unchained is a big epic, and when I write these epics there's a lot of stuff that doesn't make the movies. I'm always stuck with adapting my unwieldy script into a movie every day. So what's really cool with doing this is as a comic book is it's the entire script. All the material that didn't make the movie will all be part of the piece. I'm really excited about that! So be looking out for Django Unchained in a comic book store near you! And thanks for letting me barge in on your panel." There is no word on the creative team, although it is expected to be released in 2013. Click HERE to read highlights from the Django Unchained Hall H panel.
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, "Django Unchained" stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival...
Jamie Foxx as Django
Leonardo DiCaprio as Calvin Candie
Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz
Kerry Washington as Broomhilda
Samuel L. Jackson as Stephen
Laura Cayouette as Lara Lee Candie-Fitzwilly
Dennis Christopher as Leonide Moguy
Don Johnson as Spencer 'Big Daddy' Bennett
M.C. Gainey as Big John Brittle
Tom Savini as Tracker Cheney
Anthony LaPaglia as Jano
James Remar as Ace Speck
Walton Goggins as Billy Crash
Tom Wopat as Marshall Gill Tatum
Misty Upham as Minnie
RELEASE DATE: 25th December, 2012 (US) January 18th, 2013 (UK)
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