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.

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By Josh Wilding - 7/14/2012

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...


STARRING:

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)


Source: Newsarama
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musashi - 7/14/2012, 2:30 PM
Django vs Jonah Hex
DioFoRio - 7/14/2012, 2:31 PM
anybody that whines as to why CBM is covering a flick like this should hold their breath for 20 min then recant their bitching
GOTG - 7/14/2012, 2:35 PM
^frick u i wont do wat u tell me, rage against the machine, learn it retard and go back to ur moms basement
Valandil - 7/14/2012, 2:53 PM
Cool news. I love Tarantino movies, so I can't wait.
95 - 7/14/2012, 2:54 PM
Hey. Good stuff!
jazzman - 7/14/2012, 3:13 PM
@musashi

well we know at least Django will be a better movie compare to Jonah Hex lol
jazzman - 7/14/2012, 3:49 PM
@PuyGuy

Kill Bill end up doing merchandising also. so what are u complaining about.

kill bill had action figures, people by the costumes that is similar to the Kill Bill movie, etc.
ImaNerd - 7/14/2012, 4:12 PM
[frick]in yes
Zarog - 7/14/2012, 4:45 PM
@PuyGuy Then leave, because that's all your gonna find here, and nerds hate stupid trolls like you.
jazzman - 7/14/2012, 5:23 PM
@PuyGuy

its Tarantino own opinion if he wants a comic book. we are not forcing him to do it.
DarkArts - 7/14/2012, 10:02 PM
Tarantino is still riding the wave of a 1994 hit. His style was a little break from the mainstream at one point but now its annoying as hell.

His movies are like Rob Liefeld comics stealing from other BETTER Artists.
Tarantino seems to think its cute when characters break the 4th wall, but thats one of the worst things you can see in any movie, even comedies such as Airplane.

His movies are quirky oddities that may reveal Tarantino is actually afraid to make a real film. Hes afraid he would fail. So he sticks to his mid 90's outdated, tongue in cheek crap. And of course STEALS constantly from other movies all in the name of HOMAGE.
maxxgone - 7/15/2012, 12:47 AM
i'll believe this when i see it. i absolutely love QT, but he is notorious for getting swept up with the current project he is working on, and has big plans for them which unfortunately never really see the light of day.

example: during press for inglorious basterds, he and pitt said on several occasions that we would be seeing another film that would strictly follow the basterds, and that is was 'going to happen'.

this is not a knock on the man, just saying i wouldn't really expect this comic book to happen. but if it does, i'd be thrilled to be wrong.

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