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