Quentin Tarantino is teaming up with the popular US comedian Jerrod Carmichael on a crossover sequel to Django Unchained, according to an exclusive from Collider.
The sequel will be based on the Django/Zorro comic books that Tarantino wrote with award-winning artists Matt Wagner and the comics take place several years after the events of Django Unchained and also feature the legendary Spanish-masked hero, Zorro.
According to the Collider exclusive, the script looks set to follow that narrative. Collider state: “The story takes place several years after the events of Django Unchained. Django is still a bounty hunter, and since there’s a warrant on his head back east, he has mainly been plying his trade in the western states.
“After safely settling his wife, Broomhilda, near Chicago, he takes to the road once again, sending her funds whenever he completes a job. It’s by sheer chance that he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega — the famed Zorro — and soon finds himself fascinated by this unusual character, who can also hold his own in a fight. It’s not long before Django becomes Diego’s ‘bodyguard’ and joins him on a mission to free the local indigenous people from slavery”.
The report also says that it is likely that once the script is complete, Sony are likely to be offered the rights given their history with Tarantino and the fact that they released Django Unchained back in 2012. Django Unchained starred Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington and Samuel L Jackson and became a huge hit, with Tarantino winning the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay and Christoph Waltz also taking home the golden statue for Best Supporting Actor.
It’s unclear whether the script will be written directly by Tarantino or Carmichael, or whether they are co-writing the project together and it’s also unknown whether the project is being lined up for Tarantino to direct the film, becoming his 10th directorial feature.
Carmichael is very popular in the States and although his own sitcom, The Carmichael Show, was cancelled in 2017 after 3 seasons, audiences will know him for his roles in Bad Neighbours (1 and 2), Transformers: The Last Knight and a brief role in The Disaster Artist.
If its true that Tarantino and Carmichael are working together on the script, then we can expect Django/Zorro to be as violent and funny as Tarantino’s previous titles. Hopefully it won’t be too long until Django/Zorro is officially announced.