Tarantino Editing “Django Unchained” Into 4-Hour Miniseries?

May 23, 20140 Comments

Quentin Tarantino told audiences at the Cannes Film Festival that he wants to release 90 minutes of new footage to include in a four-hour Django Unchained miniseries.

“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,’” said Tarantino at Cannes. “But I wouldn’t show it like a four hour movie. I would cut it up into hour chapters. Like a four-part miniseries. And show it on cable television. Show it like an hour at a time, each chapter.”

Tarantino said he prefers packaging the extra footage as a miniseries because releasing a four-hour cut of the film would “be an endurance test” for audiences. “We’d use all the material I have and it wouldn’t be an endurance test. It would be a miniseries. And people love those,” Tarantino said. ”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. That’s how I thought it could work.”

Django Unchained was a slavery revenge tale that starred Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson. It was a winter hit in 2012 and went on to win two Oscars.

I’d love to see and extended cut of Django Unchained and a miniseries doesn’t sound like a bad way to pull it off.

Filed in: MoviesNewsTelevision
Tagged with:

Back to Top

Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonYouTube IconTwitter Icontwitter follow button