UPDATE 10/3/11: Tarantino and Co. have chosen Louisiana over New Mexico for Unchained. Production begins this November.
May film tizzies lend to July speculations…after the hand scrawled cover of what is presumed to be the final draft of Quentin Tarantino’s latest script began circulating all over the www this spring more details have been slow to follow about Django Unchained…
Of particular interest here is that the Natural Born Killers director who shot part of that film aqui with Woody Harrelson, whose HBO film Game Change just left NM and current/temporary res. Samuel L. Jackson all tie-in nicely to the web of movie past, present and future of which N. Mex is intrinsically a part!
Harrelson may or may not be a part of this particular film but the list of big names who are is rapidly growing…from Leonardo DiCaprio to Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. himself and Jamie Foxx…
New Mexico too is rumored to star…
More on what has so far been confirmed about the film as reported by The Daily Mail back in May after the jump >>
“‘It’s a western whose lead character is a former slave who is in league with Waltz to save his wife from an evil plantation owner,’ Tarantino’s agency WME said.
Tarantino, 48, has now handed in the final draft of the script to the Weinstein Company.
The movie is said to be inspired by not only the 1966 movie Django, directed by Sergio Corbucci, but also the unorthodox 2007 Japanese remake by director Takashi Miike, called Sukiyaki Western Django, which featured Tarantino in a cameo as a character named Ringo.
Django Unchained will reunite Tarantino with Pulp Fiction producer Stacey Sher with the movie scheduled to begin production in the autumn.
Tarantino’s last film in 2009 Inglourious Basterds took $313.6 million at the box office worldwide.
It was nominated for eight Oscars. The 1994 cult classic Pulp Fiction raked in $214 million worldwide.
The mysterious Twitter picture was leaked by the equally mysterious Twitter user – @AgentTrainee.”