A recent release in Deadline covered Tarantino at Comic Con, where he sat on a panel for the Django Unchained-Zorro crossover comic book. Tarantino talked about the idea for the comic, Kill Bill, and announced some exciting news on the always intriguing Hateful Eight.
The Django Unchained-Zorro comic idea all started with Dynamite Comic’s CEO Nick Barrucci, who called Reginald Hudlin, Django’s producer to pitch the comic. When Hudlin informed Tarantino of the call over dinner, the director was elated. “I loved this idea, not only because I like western comics in general, but I also loved Zorro in all his iterations whether it was the Disney series or the William Witney films. I thought it was a great idea of taking the most famous, fictional Mexican western hero and putting him together with the newer, famous black western hero,” Tarantino said.
Tarantino is co-plotting the comic series with Matt Wagner on the final dialogue and Esteve Polls doing illustration. The comic book, which includes familiar characters such as Dr. King Schultz and features a Luke and Obi-Wan Kenobi type relationship between Django and Zorro, will be released in November.
Tarantino mentioned that he also might be working on an extended cut of Kill Bill featuring additional animation. Much to fans delight, he gave in that The Hateful Eight is moving forward and is indeed happening, despite controversy surrounding the original script leaking on Gawker.com. The crowd, on this announcement, began to cheer. (Deadline)