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Quentin Tarantino Rumoured To Be Working On A Django/Zorro Crossover

Quentin Tarantino Rumoured To Be Working On A Django/Zorro Crossover

If you're a fan of Quentin Tarantino, pin your ears back now because the eccentric filmmaker could be about to embark upon an ambitious mission - a crossover comic book film featuring Django and Zorro.

Yep, remember Django, the titular hero of Tarantino's Django Unchained? Well, he might be about to team up with Zorro, famously played by Antonio Banderas in The Mask of Zorro among other big-screen blockbusters.

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Antonio Banderas as Zorro. Credit: Amblin Entertainment
Antonio Banderas as Zorro. Credit: Amblin Entertainment

This isn't a completely random set of events, to be fair. The pair have already met in a comic book series a few years back, but Tarantino - alongside comedian Jerrod Carmichael, of The Carmichael Show fame - wants to turn the whole thing into a movie, according to 'multiple sources' cited by Collider.

Before you get too excited, the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood director has previous for saying that he's going to make projects that never end up getting off the ground.

For example, he's been talking about another Kill Bill movie for years. He's said that he wants to direct a Star Trek film, too.

What we're saying is, until we hear anything official, we can't be sure that there is any truth in it.

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Tarantino at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Credit: PA
Tarantino at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Credit: PA

Here's what we do know.

In the comics, Django travels far away from the ranch that he shot up at the end of 2012's Django Unchained to find a safe place for him and his wife Broomhilda.

Once he's achieved that, he resumes his previous career as a bounty hunter - well, he was good at it - and meets an ageing Diego de la Vega, better known as the masked hero Zorro.

Django then agrees to work as a protector for Zorro as they travel around the country freeing more slaves.

Sounds like a pretty good premise, right?

Jerrod Carmichael could be on board too. Credit: PA
Jerrod Carmichael could be on board too. Credit: PA

These latest rumours stem from an overheard conversation between Tarantino and Sony chief executive Tom Rothman at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

The source is reported to have said that the project was 'moving forward and that Rothman was excited about its direction'.

Cryptic though that may seem, it wouldn't be out of character for Tarantino to get involved with something like this.

We don't know whether it will be written or directed by Carmichael, but it would seem logical for Tarantino to be involved as an executive producer.

He's often done that for projects that he thinks could use his considerable weight thrown behind them. Remember Hostel? That sort of thing.

Stay tuned, we'll tell you anything else we hear.

Featured Image Credit: Columbia Pictures

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, US Entertainment

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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