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Quentin Tarantino wants to recut Django Unchained as a miniseries

For those who enjoyed Django Unchained, but left feeling like it had just barely whetted their appetite for slave torture, Quentin Tarantino has announced that he’s considering release an expanded version of his 2012 film with an extra 90 minutes of footage. But this time Tarantino has his eye on bringing the violent tale to television, telling reporters at Cannes he’d like to repackage Django as a miniseries for cable, split into four one-hour episodes. That way “it wouldn’t be an endurance test,” Tarantino said. “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.” (It’s true; we’re so lame.)

As of now, a four-hour Django Unchained miniseries is just a fanciful notion, existing in the same limbo as The Hateful Eight (a project Tarantino also said he’s still considering, now that he’s “calmed down a bit”), and quite possibly taking as long to be realized as Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair—a similarly mammoth undertaking that only ended up screening a couple of times at festivals. But if Tarantino follows through, Rosemary’s Baby may soon have some competition for most torture-filled miniseries. 


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