Quentin Tarantino wants to recut 'Django Unchained' as a miniseries
Django Unchained may have hit theaters in 2012, but that doesn’t mean Quentin Tarantino is done tinkering with it.
The director told an audience at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday that he would like to re-edit the Oscar-winning Western as a miniseries.
“I have about 90 minutes’ worth of material with Django,” Tarantino said, according to USA Today. “It hasn’t been seen. My idea, frankly, is to cut together a four-hour version of Django Unchained.”
The theatrical version of the exploitation comedy ran 2 hours and 45 minutes. A straight, four-hour film, however, would be too unwieldy, he admits. “People roll their eyes at a four-hour movie. But a four-hour miniseries, that they like. Then they are dying to watch all four parts,” he said.
Tarantino envisions dividing Django into hour-long chapters and airing it on cable TV. “It wouldn’t be an endurance test. It would be a miniseries. And people love those,” he said.
Whether or not Django: The Miniseries comes to life, Tarantino is already busy working on a new draft of another Western, The Hateful Eight, which is reportedly set to start filming in November.