The Hateful Eight Was Supposed To Be A Django Unchained Sequel! Find Out Why Samuel L. Jackson Replaced Jamie Foxx!

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Well, this is inneresting!

Ahead of Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming film, The Hateful Eight, the director sat down with DP/30 to talk a bit about how it came to be.

One thing the 52-year-old revealed that was a bit surprising was the fact that the upcoming western was originally imagined as a sequel to Django Unchained! And it was going to be written as a novel!

Related: Channing Tatum Says He ‘Looked So Scared’ The First Day Shooting The Hateful Eight!

Unfortunately, the Oscar winner abandoned the idea, but lucky for us it turned into the star studded film The Hateful Eight!

Tarantino explained in the interview how the Samuel L. Jackson ended up replacing Jamie Foxx:

“After doing Django I knew I didn’t want to do any Django movie sequels or anything, but I liked the idea of there being several paperbacks that could be the further adventures of Django or maybe go back in time, a couple more Django/Schultz adventures. So I hadn’t written a novel before and I thought I would just try my hand at writing a Django paperback. At the time it was called ├óΓé¼╦£Django In White Hell’. Instead of [Samuel L. Jackson’s] Major Warren it was Django.”

But the problem was Django was just too goodhearted for the Hateful story! The director went on to say:

“Because I was introducing such rough characters in this piece, and there would be even more disreputable characters waiting for them [at the haberdashery], at a certain point I realized, ├óΓé¼╦£well you know what’s wrong with this piece? It’s Django. He’s needs to go. Because you shouldn’t have a moral center when it comes to these eight characters.'”

We definitely would have picked up a copy — but who knows, there could still be a paperback in Django‘s future!

For now though, we’re getting an exciting movie instead!

If you want to hear more of Quentin’s thoughts, check out the full interview (below):

Make sure you check out the sure-to-be violent wester when it hits theaters Christmas day!

[Image via The Weinstein Company/Tony Oudot/WENN.]

Dec 11, 2015 6:02pm PDT

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