Fans of Django Unchained have a serious reason to get seriously excited. Director Quentin Tarantino has announced he is considering releasing a four-hour long Django Unchained mini-series. But wait, it gets even better.
The mini-series won't be a quickly hashed together cash-in job with newly cast actors and only a faint passing to the original - instead it will actually be made from deleted scenes from the theatrical version of Django. Tarantino told USA Today:
I have about 90 minutes' worth of material with Django. It hasn't been seen. My idea, frankly, is to cut together a four-hour version of Django Unchained. But I wouldn't show it like a four-hour movie. I would cut it up into hour chapters. Like a four-part mini-series. And show it on cable television. Show it like an hour at a time, each chapter. We'd use all the material I have and it wouldn't be an endurance test. It would be a mini-series. And people love those. People roll their eyes at a four-hour movie. But a four-hour mini-series that they like, then they are dying to watch all four parts. That's how I thought it could work.
Personally, I think this sounds like an interesting and original idea. Sure, much of what we see will be what was released with the original movie, however the new scenes and the recutting of the originals could result in another exciting Tarantino adventure. Furthermore, even a HBO mini-series can't claim to star the likes of Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio and two time Oscar winner, Christoph Waltz, can they?
How does this idea sound to you? Let me know below.