Quentin Tarantino is reportedly looking at recutting his acclaimed 2012 pre-Civil War western “Django Unchained” into a four-hour mini-series version.
The filmmaker revealed the news to an audience at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday. He tells USA Today:
“I have about 90 minutes worth of material with Django [that] hasn’t been seenMy idea, frankly, is to cut together a four-hour version of ‘Django Unchained’.
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.
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.
People roll their eyes at a four-hour movie. But a four-hour mini-series that they like, then they are dying to watch all four parts. That’s how I thought it could work.”
“Django” scored five Oscar nominations and two wins for its screenplay and actor Christoph Waltz’s supporting performance, and all up made $425 million at the global box-office from a $100 million budget.