Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Quentin Tarantino Taps Jerrod Carmichael to Co-write ‘Django/Zorro’ Crossover Film

Django/Zorro Comic
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*Quentin Tarantino and comedian Jerrod Carmichael are teaming for a film adaptation of a Django/Zorro crossover film, based on the comic book by the same name.

Dynamite Entertainment previously issued a press release announcing that Django will return in comic book form later this year. In the series, co-written by Tarantino, the story takes place several years after the events in the 2012 film “Django Unchained.” After finding a safe place for his wife Broomhilda to settle near Chicago, Django continues his work as a bounty hunter, Collider reports.

Along the way, he teams-up with an “aged and sophisticated” Zorro and the dynamic duo set out on a mission to free the local indigenous folks from slavery. The crossover will be written by Reginald Hudlin and Matt Wanger with Carmichael and Tarantino on board as co-writers.

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“I’m very very excited about both this story and the opportunity to work with Matt. It was reading his Zorro stories that convinced me what a good idea it was to join these two icons together,” said Tarantino. “And the story idea we came up with is thrilling, and I think will be an exciting new chapter for both characters.”

It’s currently unknown whether Tarantino will direct the project or serve as executive producer.

As noted by Complex via Collider, Tarantino and Sony chief Tom Rothman were overheard dishing about the project during the Cannes Film Festival and a spy told the outlet that they suggested that the film was “moving forward and that Rothman was excited about its direction.”

“After doing Django I knew I didn’t want to do any Django movie sequels or anything, but I liked the idea of there being several paperbacks that could be the further adventures of Django or maybe go back in time,” Tarantino previously said.

Are you ready for a Django/Zorro crossover flick?

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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