The director wants to unleash around 90 minutes of unseen footage from Django Unchained.
Quentin Tarantino told the public at the Cannes Film Festival that he want to release a four-hour miniseries for his movie that earned him an Oscar for best original screenplay in 2012.
“My idea, frankly, is to cut together a four-hour version of Django Unchained,’ he said on Friday. “But I wouldn’t show it like a four-hour movie. I would cut it up into four chapters. Like a four-part miniseries. And show it on cable television. Show it like an hour at a time, each chapter.”
The movie stars Jamie Foxx as a slave who goes on a revenge quest in the pursuit of the slave owner who bought his wife. Even though the film is 2 hours and 45 minutes long, there are many cut scenes, including one with Django’s wife Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), as noted by Variety.
“It wouldn’t be an endurance test,” said Tarantino. “It would be a mini-series and people love those. You show people a four-hour movie and they roll their eyes. Show people a four-part mini-series and they’ll sit and watch it all in one sitting”.
Quentin Tarantino is currently working on a new draft for the western The Hateful Eight which will start filming this November.