Quentin Tarantino is known for his lengthy, dialogue-heavy movies. Many clock in at over two hours long, or are split into two parts (or “volumes,” Kill Bill style.) So what happens with all the extra script material that isn’t brought to life in the movie?
In the case of Django Unchained, Tarantino’s next flick, the extra script material will be the basis for a comic book miniseries. During the Before Watchmen panel at Comic-Con, DC Comics co-publisher Jim Lee introduced Tarantino, who made the announcement to the crowd. The miniseries will be five issues in length, written by Tarantino, and drawn by an unnamed artist. DC Entertainment will begin publishing the miniseries in November, a month before the film’s December 25th release.
Django Unchained tells the story of a slave-turned bounty hunter out to rescue his wife from a Mississippi plantation owner. The spaghetti western features a stellar cast—Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Kerry Washington. The comic book miniseries will be adapted from Tarantino’s first draft of the script.
All I can say is…why didn’t this happen with Tarantino’s earlier movies? Give me a miniseries about Vince and Jules or Hans Landa, please.