Tarantino's Django/Zorro comic crossover
Ron Seifried | On 19, Jun 2014
Taking a little time out before filming his long awaited The Hateful Eight western, Quentin Tarantino is now developing a sequel/crossover comic book to his Django Unchained film with legendary sword master Zorro.
The 2012 Oscar winning flick starred Jamie Foxx as a former slave/bounty hunter on a life altering mission to find his slave wife (Kerry Washington) from an insane plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio).
DC Comics already had a successful six issue run soon after the film’s release, prompting the collaboration with Dynamite Entertainment for the new 19th Century crossover. Unlike the previous comic series, Tarantino will be co-plotting the new story with Matt Wagner, who has previously written Zorro comics for Dynamite. Django producer and co-writer Reginald Hudlin is on board as story editor.
Tarantino has recently revealed his desire to return to the world of Django, stating that he has over 90 minutes of unused footage and was toying with the idea for a four-hour TV miniseries.
It’s been reported that he plans to shoot The Hateful Eight this November with primarily the same cast from his unprecedented public table read, which followed months of the on again/off again lawsuit against Gawker Media for leaking the western script.
The dashing, black-masked Zorro was created in 1919 by pulp novelist Johnson McCulley and has been featured as an outlaw defending people from corrupt government officials and various villains. Zorro a has seen numerous adaptations on screen, TV, novels, comics, stage productions and radio dramas for the past 95 years and has been portrayed by Douglas Fairbanks and Antonio Banderas. After years of litigation, the Zorro character in the public domain.