Update: Could Tarantino’s next flick be a western?


Update: And it’s confirmed. Praise Jeebus.

We all know that Quentin Tarantino’s films are heavily influenced by the kinds of films he grew up with. Pretty much every film he makes is an homage to one genre or style. However, there is one genre that is routinely present in all his films either blatantly or as an underlying factor and that is the western. So it should come as no surprise that his next film may be exactly that.

Italian actor and spaghetti western star Franco Nero is claiming that he is involved in the shooting of a western with the acclaimed director. “My next project will be a western, but not in Italy.  Here it is hard work. 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.” Roughly translated, he went on to say that he was working with Tarantino, Keith Carradine and Treat Williams.

His claims are a little confusing, but AICN is backing them up with a slew of details including the fact that Christopher Waltz will be starring in the film. However, AICN doesn’t confirm Nero or any of the other actors he mentions and says that the title Nero gave was way off the mark. Maybe Nero is speaking of another western that Tarantino is simply randomly showing up in like he did for Sukiyaki Western Django?

AICN says that shooting begins in Italy and Spain later this year, and we’ll be raptly paying attention.

[AICN and Movieplayer, via /Film]

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