A Twitter photo of the cover page to the script for Quentin Tarantino’s next film has made the online world quite excitable over the past 24 hours.
The photo indicates the title of the spaghetti western flick is “Django Unchained”. IndieWire confirms that Tarantino’s final draft has been handed over to The Weinstein Company and a source gives away brief plot details.
The story reportedly follows Django, a freed slave, who assists a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) in taking down some bad guys for profit. Taken under the man’s wing, the pair track down Django’s slave wife and try to liberate her from an evil plantation owner.
A source says it’s a popcorn and revenge flick, but it “deals with racism as I’ve rarely seen it handled in a Hollywood film”, and essentially rips into Southern slave owners in this the way he did with the Nazis in “Inglourious Basterds”.
Waltz is the only confirmed cast member right now, though Franco Nero and Keith Carradine are also said to be starring. The story is partly inspired by the Sergio Corbucci original 1966 film “Django” (which starred Nero).