Tarantino keen to make a Western

While Quentin Tarantino basks in the glow of his Oscar nominations for Inglourious Basterds , he has talked about where he’d like to go next.

He’s already forged his own spins on grindhouse, gangster and anime, what next? Well, how about the Wild West?

Talking with the New York Daily News , the director said:

“I'd like to do a Western. But rather than set it in Texas, have it in slavery times. With that subject that everybody is afraid to deal with. Let's shine that light on ourselves.

“You could do a ponderous history lesson of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. Or you could make a movie that would be exciting.

“Do it as an adventure. A spaghetti Western that takes place during that time. And I would call it a 'Southern'.”

Typically outlandish stuff from the man who refuses to let himself be constricted by genre. So could we be seeing a dusty ‘Southern’ from the maverick filmmaker? Sounds pretty cool, so here’s hoping.

In the mean time, we expect the director is chewing his nails in anticipation of the 82nd Academy Awards, for which Inglourious Basterds received eight nominations...

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Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.