The movie has been a hot topic for a prolonged period of time and it doesn’t seem as if it’s gonna stop any time soon, especially since the moviemaker wants to make another one.
He’s also looking to make a sequel to “Inglourious Basterds” too.
In an interview with The Root’s editor in chief, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Quentin discussed his ideas.
When asked what’s next, he said maybe a trilogy.
“I don’t know exactly when I’m going to do it, but there’s something about this that would suggest a trilogy. My original idea for Inglourious Basterds way back when was that this [would be] a huge story that included the [smaller] story that you saw in the film, but also followed a bunch of Black troops, and they had been f–ked over by the American military and kind of go apes—t,” he said. “They basically — the way Lt. Aldo Raines (Brad Pitt) and the Basterds are having an “Apache resistance” — [the] black troops go on an Apache warpath and kill a bunch of white soldiers and white officers on a military base and are just making a warpath to Switzerland.”
*Okay, so it looks like there’s about to be some kind of slavery movie show down ’bout to go down between Lee Daniels and Quentin Tarantino.
According to The Root, the director is planning to make a post-slavery Black Western, likely because he hated “Django.”
“I was deeply hurt by the movie. I was deeply offended by the movie. The movie made me angry,” Daniels said. “[Quentin Tarantino] has no right to our word; he has no right to that n-word. None. None. And thank you, Spike Lee, for speaking up and for having the balls to speak up. Thank God Spike Lee finally spoke up. I thought I was going crazy. Nobody else said anything; it was like everybody else thought it was great. No, it’s not great for you to use ‘n*gger,’ man! Who do you think you are? I can’t talk about it because it’s very upsetting. And I’m expressing my opinion just like everybody expresses their opinion about my films one way or the other … There were great performances in the film. But I think African Americans, because we’re so hungry to see ourselves on the big screen, we’ll see anything.”
So like any reasonable person who complains about something not being right, he’s taking on his own project to right the wrong with a different version of the Black rebellion story.
“I got one in my repertoire coming; I got one coming,” he said. “Yep, I’m developing something. It’s not during slavery but right after slavery.”
*The real estate giant and famous billionaire Donald Trump is at it again – scrunching his nose and pointing his finger.
This time, he’s unleashed his fury on Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained,” tweeting that the movie is racist. But it’s coming off as a desperate bridge to maintain his relationship with the Black community.
“Django Unchained is the most racist movie I have ever seen, it sucked!”
Now, to his credit, there’s no clear indication in which way he thinks the movie was racist, as we can all assume he’s referring to the white on black violence and banter. But he could be speaking code. You can bet he has an agenda, but we’re not in on it.
Speaking of an agenda, this could be a clue. He kept his protest going and called in to the Fox News morning show, “Fox & Friends,” commenting that if people are concerned about gun laws and all that jazz, they need to be worried about “Django.”
See what we mean?
Maybe he’s saying to all those nice folks out there who are the majority of the Republican party and members of the NRA that they need to be concerned about a rebellion of some sort? Concerned about Black folk getting a little power?
It’s all quite possible. But what is sure at this point is that Trump wasn’t clear about what he’s calling racist.
*Quentin Tarantino surely stirred up some conversation with the production of his spaghetti Western slave flick, “Django Unchained,” and even threw out some criticism about Alex Haley’s classic TV mini series, “Roots,” saying that much of the story wasn’t true.
So, some of the original “Roots” cast members showed up on the Wendy Williams show to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the mini series and discuss the “Django” hub bub.
“Quentin Tarantino is a very clever man, very brilliant, brilliant movie,” Louis Gossett, Jr. began diplomatically. ” [But] The N word… I’m old enough to remember the knee-jerk reactions when I hear the word and there were too many of them for me. He wanted to break out all of the myths and stuff but he was going for publicity. Now if we want to talk about the West, let’s talk about Bass Reeves…Deadwood Dick and Nat Turner. Now put those dolls out there for our children to see next to Django and maybe that will level the playing field.”
Levar Burton kept his comments pretty neutral but Leslie Uggams took it to the house, basically telling Tarantino to shut his mouth about “Roots.”
*“Django Unchained,” still the number film outside of the US, has caused some of the most passionate discussions and debates in a long time.
But something less controversial came up recently when Quentin Tarantino admitted Idris Elba was on the list of possible cast members, but he didn’t recruit him because he’s British.
“Yeah, Idris is British and this is an American story. I think a problem with a lot of movies that deal with this issue is they cast British actors to play the Southerners and it goes a long way to distancing the movie. They put on their gargoyle masks and they do their phony accents and you are not telling an American story any more. They are just making hay of it, whether it be James Mason in Mandingo or Michael Caine in Hurry Sundown, they get British actors to do this.”