Yay: Quentin Tarantino’s forthcoming spaghetti western, believed to be a tribute to Sergio Leone, seems to actually be happening. The director has reportedly handed in the final draft of the script, called Django Unchained, to the Weinstein Company. (The title allegedly pays homage the Sergio Corbucci film Django, as well Takashi Miike’s Sukiyaki Western Django.) Tarantino’s agent has confirmed that Christoph Waltz will be in the film. According to IndieWire, Waltz’s character “joins up with former slave Django to save his wife from an evil plantation owner.” According to Deadline, Django will reunite Tarantino with Pulp Fiction producer Stacey Sher, and the movie will begin production as soon as this summer or fall. Also, what’s allegedly the script’s cover page has leaked, and its child-like scrawl is somehow promising. [ThompsonOnHollywood/IndieWire, Deadline]
Alright, I just sent in my application for this job across the street from my house. Getting this job is crucial to me meeting my move-back-to-New-York-City goal of August 7th. Send me some good vibes, friends.
There must be something in Diet Snapple raspberry tea, because I am cranking out bits like I have never before. I actually really, really enjoy what I am coming up with right now. I really want to test this material out in front of an audience.
I have been up all night planning my trip to New York for the Del Close Marathon. I can absolutely not wait, and hopefully it will be permanent instead of temporary. Hopefully I can save up enough between then and now to make it a life changer instead of a vacation. Someone give me 3,000 dollars.