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Is Quentin Tarantino currently working on a spaghetti western? Plus: The Whole Bloody Affair

02.28.2011

Usually it's a game of "What will Quentin Tarantino take on next?". It looks like now we might have our answer.

The news started from Italian film site, Movieplayer. In an article actor Franco Nero (CAMELOT, CARS 2) reveals that he is working with Tarantino on a "spaghetti western". This is what he had to say (with translation from The Playlist):

“The film will be called ‘The Angel, The Bad And The Wise’ and is a tribute to Sergio Leone. It’s a movie that contains humor, lots of action, but also a great plot,” Nero said (via Movieplayer). “We have already been signed by a dozen people who will be part of project. Among the filmmakers involved include Quentin Tarantino , Keith Carradine, Treat Williams, fifteen people in all Americans who want to do this movie and so we are trying to produce it outside of Italy.”

When this first came about, no one really knew what Tarantino's involvement would be. Then Ain't It Cool News came in with some of their own info:

"I still don't have all the pieces of the story (my Tarantino sources have been much more tight-lipped regarding this project than they were on INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS), but here are three things I can confirm: 1) Quentin Tarantino's next film is a spaghetti western, 2) Christoph Waltz is "one of the stars", and 3) that title is completely wrong (even if it got completely mangled by Google Translate, it's still not even close). I cannot confirm plot details at present (though I think I've got the premise)."

"As for Franco Nero, Keith Carradine and Treat Williams, this is the first I've heard of their involvement, but I'm inclined to believe they're in the mix since I've heard the plan is to shoot the film in Italy and Spain later this year. I've been pressing for confirmation since this morning, but have thus far received no responses to my emails. It's probably too on the nose for Tarantino to cast Waltz as a German quick-draw artist ala Gerard Herter in Sergio Sollima's THE BIG GUNDOWN, right? More updates as they (hopefully) come in..."

BONUS: Dave Davis called to my attention that Mr. Beaks (who knows QT) said this, "Lionsgate recently acquired a good chunk of Miramax's catalogue for DVD/Blu/OnDemand/etc. distribution. I wouldn't be surprised if this unveiling of THE WHOLE BLOODY AFFAIR is priming the pump for a late 2011 home video release."

Thoughts on all this delightful news?

Extra Tidbit: Tarantino played Piringo in SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO. How many people liked it? I really enjoyed it.

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