Speaking this week as a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Tarantino talked a little about his next project, revealing that it will be another Western, but it won’t be a sequel to Django Unchained.
“I haven’t told anyone this publicly, but I will say the genre: It’s a Western… I had so much fun doing Django, and I love westerns so much that after I taught myself how to make one, it’s like ‘OK! Let me make another one now that I know what I’m doing.’”
This comes as a bit of a shame to anyone still quietly hoping (against hope) that Tarantino might return to the world of the Bride for Kill Bill Volume 3.
Nevertheless, Quentin Tarantino returning to the Western genre is a great prospect to entertain. Django Unchained was arguably the finest example of the genre since its heyday, and no doubt Tarantino will strive to make something even better on his second time around.
For now, there’s only speculation as to what the film might be, but if the writing is indeed almost done, then here’s to hoping that shooting will be getting underway next year or in early 2015. Django Unchained may well have only come out less than a year ago, but it already feels like a lifetime ago. And let’s face it, you can never have enough Quentin Tarantino.