While appearing on NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Quentin Tarantino (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill Vols. 1 & 2, Inglorious Basterds, Django Unchained, etc.) was asked by the silver-haired host about his next project. While he didn't actually come out and dump a gigantic load of information, he did give away am important fact about the film:
I haven't told anyone this publicly, but I will say the genre: It's a western.
Tarantino also added that this movie will not be a sequel to his widely acclaimed 2012 flick Django Unchained.
I had so much fun doing 'Django,' and I love westerns so much that after I taught myself how to make one, it's like 'OK! Let me make another one now that I know what I'm doing.'
Tarantino won an Academy Award for his original script in Django. The cult filmmaker went on to explain how his writing process has changed since penning the script for Inglorious Basterds (2009). Before writing the Nazi revenge film, Quentin used to write at first in public places during the day "to get the juices flowing," and then head to his home to continue writing in the night. He started to change his routine by avoiding writing in Starbucks and the likes, deciding to rather stay home to tackle his scripts:
Around the time of 'Inglourious Basterds' I'd start writing at home from 10 in the morning until 5, or 6 or 7.
Then, the Tennessee native would jump in his pool to meditate and come up with ideas for the screenplay:
I sit there, and I think about it and all of these ideas come to me... and I kind of work it out a little bit. Then I get out of the pool and I make notes, but then I don't do them. Then the next day, that's my work.
Tarantino and his host Leno shared an Aww, cute moment when reminiscing about the first time Quentin appeared on the Tonight Show. It was 1992 and Tarantino's first film, Reservoir Dogs, hadn't even been released yet.
I had read about this kid who worked in a video store, and he had written a movie. I thought 'Let's have him on. This could be interesting.'
And 'Director DJ' interjected:
That was a really, really big deal. You have to remember something. Now directors come on talk shows and its not unusual. That wasn't really the case in '92. Especially an unknown director. Forget about it.
So why was Tarantino on Leno's show last night? To promote the graphic novel adaptation of Django Unchained, which is being published by DC Comics.
You can catch The Tonight Show by tuning in on NBC around 11:35 PM (EST).