Quentin Tarantino hasn’t stopped thinking about his Oscar-winning film “Django Unchained,” even though it was released in theaters in 2012. At the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, he told audience members he’d like to turn his untold “Django” stories into a miniseries for cable.
“I have about 90 minutes worth of material with ‘Django,'” Tarantino says during a press conference promoting the 20th anniversary of “Pulp Fiction.” “It hasn’t been seen. My idea, frankly, is to cut together a four-hour version of ‘Django Unchained.'”
He elaborates, “But I wouldn’t show it like a four-hour movie. I would cut it up into hour chapters. Like a four-part miniseries. And show it on cable television. Show it like an hour at a time, each chapter. People roll their eyes at a four-hour movie. But a four-hour miniseries that they like, then they are dying to watch all four parts. That’s how I thought it could work.”
Clearly Tarantino is getting the cable bug like so many of the most prestigious actors, directors and writers in Hollywood. A four-hour “Django Unchained” miniseries seems like exactly the type of thing HBO, AMC, FX or even Netflix would jump to release.