Jerrod Carmichael returns to this aborted project which should have seen Jamie Foxx team up with Antonio Banderas.
In 2012, Quentin Tarantino found new critical and public success thanks to its violent western Django Unchainedin which Jamie Foxx played a mid-19th century slave-turned-free who teams up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) to retrieve his wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington) from Candyland, an estate run by the cruel Calvin J. Candie ( Leonardo DiCaprio), notorious for mistreating his slaves.
Two years after the release of the film, the director announced for the first time the idea of giving it a sequel, why not by associating the hero with another cult character fighting for the freedom of his people: Zorro. Portrayed by Antonio Banderas in the movies The Mask of Zorro and The Legend of Zorro, in 1998 and 2005, he could have teamed up with Jamie Foxx to fight crime in the southern United States. The action would have taken place a few years after that of Django Unchained (which takes place a decade after that of the Zorro Mask). Django would then have been installed with his wife Broomhilda, living in hiding since the Candyland massacre, until they were contacted by Don Diego de la Vega, older than in his first adventures and needing his help to free the local population held in slavery. An idea already exploited in graphic novels Django/Zorro created by QT, Matt Wagner and Esteve Polls and published between 2014 and 2015.
With Django Unchained, Tarantino writes his legend [critique]
In 2019, Quentin Tarantino called on the screenwriter Jerrod Carmichael (author of Rothanielon Netflix) so thatthey are writing this film as a duoand if this project is now at a standstill, the latter details at QG that they had imagined a crossover who held the road: “Quentin, he’s a moody person that I love. I’m happy that we were able to spend time together on that. We saw a lot of exploitation films at New Beverly, he read me scenes that he had written without ever being able to include them in his films, things that he had put aside. We were in his kitchen, he was making me fresh lemonade… These are really special moments for me. Besides, the script of Django/Zorro was amazing, I wish Sony had done something about it, and then I realized it was impossible. We wrote a $500 million movie.”
2019 is also the year Quentin Tarantino released his last film, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, before devoting himself to writing. He published a novelization of this last work last year, and will share this fall a second book, mixing film reviews and personal anecdotes of his experience as a director. He must then make a last feature film, but for the moment, nothing official has been announced. Failing to make a film out of it, the screenplay of Django/Zorro could perhaps be published in bookstores?
Quentin Tarantino: “I am no longer a director, but a writer”