Quentin Tarantino is following up his Oscar-winning Western “Django Unchained” with another Western he wrote called “The Hateful Eight,” according to multiple media reports.
While there are rumors that Tarantino wrote a part for Christoph Waltz, an Austrian actor who won Oscars for his roles in “Django” and Tarantino’s World War II revenge drama “Inglourious Basterds,” outlets have said the casting process hasn’t begun yet, and that there is no studio attached to finance or distribute it.
The filmmaker’s reps have yet to respond to TheWrap‘s request for comment.
Tarantino previously announced the project during an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” last November, but was mum on details.
“I haven’t told anyone this publicly, but I will say the genre: It’s a western,” Tarantino told Leno. “I had so much fun doing ‘Django,’ and I love westerns so much that after I taught myself how to make one, it’s like ‘OK! Let me make another one now that I know what I’m doing.'”
Reports say Tarantino has only recently started showing people the finished screenplay for “The Hateful Eight,” a title that evokes John Sturges’ classic Western “The Magnificent Seven,” so there is no production timeline at the moment.
Deadline first reported the news.