Quentin Tarantino Wants to Make a ‘Django Unchained’ Miniseries

'Django Unchained' Miniseries

Quentin Tarantino wants to unleash about 90 minutes of unseen footage from “Django Unchained” onto your TV.

The director told an audience at the Cannes Film Festival that he’d like to release a four-hour miniseries of his hit spaghetti Western, USA Today reports. The 2012 pic earned him an Oscar for best original screenplay.

“My idea, frankly, is to cut together a four-hour version of ‘Django Unchained,'” he said on Friday. “But I wouldn’t show it like a four-hour movie. I would cut it up into hour chapters. Like a four-part miniseries. And show it on cable television. Show it like an hour at a time, each chapter.”

The exploitation comedy is 2 hours and 45 minutes long, but many scenes, including extra footage of Django’s wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), fell on the cutting room floor.

“People roll their eyes at a four-hour movie,” he said. “But a four-hour miniseries that they like, then they are dying to watch all four parts. That’s how I thought it could work.”

This could very well just be a pipe dream à la “Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair” — Tarantino’s plan to release an uncut single film combining both versions of “Kill Bill” — but it could also be the first step to setting the plan in motion.

He also has his hands full with a new draft of his Western “The Hateful Eight,” which reportedly starts filming in November.

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  2. Ken says:

    Coppola may have reconstituted THE GODFATHER and THE GODFATHER PART II into the blazingly brilliant THE GODFATHER SAGA for television years ago…but Tarantino is not Coppola, and DJANGO UNCHAINED – amusing little piece of cinematic conceit that it is – is no GODFATHER. I think this is a ridiculous idea.

  3. Go on Q, I love your stories, all of them.

  4. PETER says:

    DJANGO IS a cartoon. A overly long, pretentious, over-rated cartoon trash!

  5. Bev says:

    “12 Years a Slave” makes “Django” look like a cartoon. Enough of this vastly overrated Django

  6. Martin says:

    “I count six shots.”

  7. Martin says:

    Please let this happen.

  8. Melissa says:

    OMG! Quentin Tarantino if you’re reading this, please, please, please make this mini-series. I loved django unchained so much. I have watched it so many times and would love to see more. I love Quentin Tarantino and every single movie of his is so amazing. All my friends love his movies too. The way his characters talk and the conversations they have are so unique and cool. His movies can be shocking, sad and hilarious all at the same time. His sense of humor is like no one else’s. He is a genius!

  9. PETER says:

    DJANGO sucked big time. We should have walked out on it but did walk out before the Q and A. The cast was really slumming to do DJANGO. And ridiculous that the Australian actor won a supporting Oscar, when he was the major character in the movie.

  10. Bruce Lee says:

    Please stop. This man is easily the most overrated director alive. His films are all about violence, has he ever said anything important with his films? And the ego of the man – please save us from your trash.

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