Quentin Tarantino recently crashed the Before Watchmen panel at San Diego Comic-Con to break some pretty big geek news. The celebrated director interrupted writers, artists and editors, Len Wein, J. Michael Straczynski, Amanda Conner, Darwyn Cooke, Mark Chiarello and Will Daniels, to inform the nerd world of his and DC’s plans to produce a comic-book series based on his upcoming slavery-spaghetti western, Django Unchained.
Starring Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio, the film tells the tale of a bounty hunter who trains a slave to kill plantation owners in order to gain revenge on a particularly foul bunch of individuals.
Much is expected of the film, as Tarantino’s reputation, quite deservedly, precedes him. The noted filmmakers is a known and obvious lover of films. The big man is, in all likelihood, a geek; so it make sense that he would lend his considerable gifts to comic books.
Revealing that DC – the legendary comic-book publisher – will be releasing a five issue Django mini-series, the director said: “I always loved Western comics in particular, but one of the things I’m actually excited about is Django Unchained is an epic…
“A lot of things don’t make the movie because they’re too effing big. There’s always this aspect that the script is this big, literary piece, and I’m conforming it to make it a movie. In the comic book? It’s the entire script. The comic will literally be the first draft of the script!”
The prospective comic just increases the anticipation for Tarantino’s eagerly awaited revenge picture. The “D” might be silent, but the buzz around the movie certainly isn’t.