May 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm #318360
Heres the story via THE WRAP
Oscar winner wants to put 90 minutes of extra footage to good use
Hold off on buying that “Django Unchained” Blu-ray. Quentin Tarantino says he wants to release 90 minutes of new footage to include in a four-hour television miniseries.
“I have about 90 minutes worth of material with ‘Django.’ It hasn’t been seen. My idea, frankly, is to cut together a four-hour version of ‘Django Unchained,’” USA Today reports Tarantino told an audience at the Cannes Film Festival 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.”
“Django Unchained,” a slavery revenge tale starring Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cristoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson, was a winter hit in 2012 before winning two Oscars.
Foxx played a freed slave who joins a bounty hunter (Waltz) in a quest to save his long-lost wife (Washington) from a sadistic plantation owner (DiCaprio).
Tarantino said he prefers packaging the extra footage as a miniseries because releasing a four-hour cut of the film would “be an endurance test” for audiences.
“We’d use all the material I have and it wouldn’t be an endurance test. It would be a miniseries. And people love those,” Tarantino said. ”People roll their eyes at a four-hour movie. 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.”
Tarantino was in France to host a 20th anniversary screening of “Pulp Fiction” on Friday, and will be paying tribute to Sergio Leone’s “A Fistful of Dollars” on Saturday.May 23, 2014 at 12:43 pm #318362
Okay, so obviously Tarantino isn’t doing this for awards at all (I don’t even think he gives a damn or not, he just loves the craft), but now my question is, will this be eligible for the Emmys at all? I know it has had a cinema release, but almost half of it will apparently be unseen material, so what would the process be?
If it is eligible, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington and Quentin Tarantino can add some shiny Emmys to their mantles at some pointMay 23, 2014 at 12:59 pm #318363
That movie should have been no more than two hours long and you are telling me that he wants to make it over four?May 23, 2014 at 1:28 pm #318364
That movie should have been no more than two hours long and you are telling me that he wants to make it over four?
YESMay 23, 2014 at 2:47 pm #318365
Yassssssssssssss, Quentin!May 23, 2014 at 4:42 pm #318366
Not sure what to think about this. Part of me wants to see that footage ASAP and my brain is saying “This is a bad idea for him”May 23, 2014 at 5:08 pm #318367
Well, it sounds like it’s just nothing more than an idea that he’s toying around with (he does that alot), so I wouldn’t take this too seriously. It might not lead to anything.May 23, 2014 at 5:35 pm #318368
I hope this happens. Django Unchained was a wild ride and I’d love to see what didn’t make the final cut.
If Quentin is serious about this, I’m sure HBO will jump on it. They would love to build a partnership with him (especially since he has said numerous times that he wants to write an original miniseries…) and would love the ratings too.May 23, 2014 at 5:43 pm #318369
This is a good idea.
I would honestly love to see a spin-off about those bumbling idiot Klansmen arguing about wearing bags on their heads. Tarantino would go to town on that.May 23, 2014 at 6:36 pm #318370
That’s weird and different. Sort of cool. The original film was too damn long and rambling to begin with, and now Tarantino wants to make it even longer? Seems like the easier and more profitable answer would be to do an extended edition DVD. The interesting part is making it a “new” miniseries event with the same cast and director. You know the beginning, middle, and end already. But there was an audience more than ready for the “LOTR” EEs, and the same will apply here for “Django Unchained” with far greater mainstream access.May 23, 2014 at 9:51 pm #318371
snap this idea to HBO quentin as long as it’s still freshMay 24, 2014 at 12:45 pm #318372
I would tune in!May 24, 2014 at 2:18 pm #318373
Of course it won’t be eligible for the Emmys. If it would be, then you can add new, previously unaired material of “Gone with the Wind”, snap it into Mini-Series and have Leigh and Gable compete with Danes and Cranston. But hey, it would be intriguing if Quentin does that, unrelated to Emmys.