Quentin Tarantino’s Western

2 Mar

First the martial arts film, then the exploitation film, now the spaghetti western. According to Ain’t it Cool News (AICN), Quentin Tarantino is going to pay homage to yet another genre with a new film currently in development. While very little is known about the project right now, there is just enough to pique my interest.

Last week, Franco Nero (Django, Die Hard 2), said this to the Italian website Movieplayer which started the whirlwind of rumors:

“The film will be called ‘The Angel, The Bad And The Wise’ and is a tribute to Sergio Leone. It’s a movie that contains humor, lots of action, but also a great plot. We have already been signed by a dozen people who will be part of project. Among the filmmakers involved include Quentin Tarantino , Keith Carradine, Treat Williams, fifteen people in all Americans who want to do this movie and so we are trying to produce it outside of Italy.”

In an update, AICN said that the title for the film wasn’t accurate, or just really poorly translated, but they also added an even more exciting nugget of information, Christoph Waltz is going to be “one of the stars” in the film.

That's a bingo!!!

 The rumor is that filming will start later this year, but that Tarantino is still putting the finishing touches on the script.

I am pretty excited about this development. Westerns are making a comeback in cinema, especially with the box office success of True Grit. While spaghetti westerns ended up being more of a cliche over time, I think Tarantino can add some grit and return the beauty to the genre as well. Plus, his last film, Inglorious Basterds, has slowly started taking the place of Pulp Fiction in my heart as my favorite Tarantino picture, which hints to me that he is maturing and only getting better. I think the Western is the right film at the right time for him, and with the cast listed, especially Christoph Waltz, this shot up high on my list of anticipated films.

What about you? Do you think this is a good project for Tarantino?

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5 Responses to “Quentin Tarantino’s Western”

  1. Jeremy Petersen March 2, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    Interesting that QT is thinking of taking on a full-scale spaghetti Western. It seems to me he has already done a lot of it with Kill Bill (esp. Vol. 2). Aside from the vigilante and revenge elements, the music and many of the images are very evocative of the spaghetti western, and deliberately so. It’ll be interesting to see what he does here (if the rumor is accurate) that he hasn’t done already.

    • Chris Petersen March 2, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

      Even though I think he touched on elements of it before, I think he is going to fully flesh it out as opposed to mixing it in with Kill Bill and other films. He may not do anything different, but just more of it.

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