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Tarantino’s Quasi-Spaghetti Western, Django Unchained, Heading to Production

Yay: Quentin Tarantino's forthcoming spaghetti-western-ish movie, believed to be a tribute to Sergio Leone, actually seems to be happening. The director has reportedly handed in the final draft of the script, called Django Unchained, to the Weinstein Company. (The title allegedly pays homage the Sergio Corbucci film Django, as well as Takashi Miike’s Sukiyaki Western Django.) Tarantino's agent has confirmed that Christoph Waltz will be in the film. According to Indiewire, Waltz's character "joins up with former slave Django to save his wife from an evil plantation owner." According to Deadline, Django will reunite Tarantino with Pulp Fiction producer Stacey Sher, and the movie will begin production as soon as this summer or fall. Also, what's allegedly the script's cover page has leaked, and its childlike scrawl is somehow promising. [Thompson on Hollywood/Indiewire, Deadline]