Quentin Tarrantino is working on a Django/Zorro crossover movie
Quentin Tarantino has reportedly tapped up writer Jerrod Carmichael to help him create a Django/Zorro movie, based on a comic with the same name.
The comic, released by DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment and written by Tarantino himself, serves as a direct sequel to the 2012 film Django Unchained, directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Jamie Foxx as the titular Django.
Here is the trailer for 2012's Django Unchained:
The comic book series is set several years after the events of Django, where Django is still a freed slave-turned bounty hunter. Since there's a bounty on him in the east, Django carries out jobs in the west, sending his earnings back to his wife Broomhilda, whom he settles in Chicago.
It's at this point that he comes across an aging Diego de la Vega - better known as Zorro - and discovers he can hold his own in a fight. Django soon joins Vega as his bodyguard, and they soon go on a mission to free the indigenous people in the area from slavery.
This might sound like a brand new idea, but plans for this movie have been in the works for a while. The 2014 Sony hack showed an email exchange between Tarantino and then-Sony boss Amy Pascal. "D/Z could be really fun!" Tarantino says enthusiastically in one such message, while Pascal confirmed she thought the series was "super cool".
Though we know that such a movie is in development, a lot of details are still to be confirmed. While Sony and Tarantino have been in discussions about the film, we can't be sure that Sony will be producing the film, and there's no way of telling whether or not Quentin Tarantino will direct the film, either.
It'll be really interesting to see what Tarantino does - and what script Carmichael comes up with too. Jerrod Carmichael is best known for The Carmichael Show, a sitcom that earned rave reviews for the way it handled issues such as race. With both Tarantino and Carmichael on the project, this could be an interesting film to look out for.