Wonder what Quentin Tarantino has been working on since 'Inglourious Basterds'? There had been rumors about a number of projects, including a redo of 'Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!', but it turns out that now that he has successfully tackled the war-film genre, he's going after the spaghetti Western.

Anne Thompson at indieWire's Thompson on Hollywood confirmed through Tarantino's agency, WME, that the director has turned in a script for a Western titled 'Django Unchained' that he will direct for the Weinstein Co. The title pays homage to the Sergio Corbucci 1966 spaghetti Western 'Django' and director Takashi Miike's 2007 'Sukiyaki Western Django,' in which Tarantino had a small role.

The story involves a German bounty hunter who joins up with a former slave -- Django -- to save his wife from an evil plantation owner. Christoph Waltz (an Oscar-winner for 'Basterds') has been confirmed as the bounty hunter; the original star of 'Django,' Franco Nero, has said he is attached, along with Keith Carradine and Treat Williams, though that has yet to be confirmed.
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