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Quentin Tarantino's next will be called Django Unchained

Not a great deal is known about Quentin Tarantino's next movie, but it now has a title.

His forthcoming spaghetti western, set to star Christoph Waltz, will be called Django Unchained .

The title was first announced when a mysterious photo of the first page of the script was posted on Twitter, and it was later verified by Tarantino's agency via IndieWire (all helpfully compiled via Slashfilm).

The film is said to homage 1966 spag-west Django (in which a gunslinger is caught in a feud between the Ku Klux Klan and Mexican bandits), as well as Takashi Miike's Sukiyaki Western Django .

Franco Nero, who's said to be up for a role in Unchained , starred in the original Django .

Slashfilm also reproduced a mildly spoilerific synopsis from a source who claims to have read the script:

"Django is a freed slave, who, under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter (played by Christopher Waltz, the evil Nazi officer in Inglourious Basterds ) becomes a bad-ass bounty hunter himself, and after assisting Waltz in taking down some bad guys for profit, is helped by Waltz in tracking down his slave wife and liberating her from an evil plantation owner."

The revenge flick apparently deals with racism in a fascinating and unique way.

Sounds like perfect Tarantino material, and the Inglourious Basterds parallels make it all the more tantalising.

There's currently no indication of when this could be ready for release, but we're hoping Tarantino gets a move on, as this sounds too-damned-exciting to wait for...

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