By our guest blogger, Nick Hanover
Several places, including London's The Independent and the ever-reliable Deadline, are reporting on comments Quentin Tarantino made during some Oscar parties that indicate the hotshot director will be looking towards the Western genre for his next project.
Details are still slim to none about the project, but The Independent claims it's to be called A Southern and will reunite the director with Christoph Waltz, from Inglourious Basterds. The Independent also speculates that it may have something to do with Tarantino's statements last year about wanting to make a biopic about John Brown, the revolutionary abolitionist that Tarantino claims is his "favorite American who ever lived."
While Deadline reports that the script for the film is in fact finished, Ain't It Cool claims Tarantino's people told them he was "still writing." That doesn't stop Ain't It Cool from making some big assumptions, most of which have to do with source material and Christoph Waltz's part in the film. Ain't It Cool seems convinced that above all else, the film is "definitely not" an adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel (seemingly just because sources tell them the script is currently named Lobo) and they pull up an interview with Franco Nero where he claims the movie will be called The Angel, the Bad and the Wise or something similar, since Ain't It Cool's research team apparently considers Google translate a feasible way of translating articles.
So, really, we know nothing. Except that Tarantino has a new film in the works, which may or may not be a spaghetti Western about an abolitionist and two other dudes who will be the and the wise respectively.
But hey, that's more than enough to keep me excited.