Details for the new “Django” movie has been revealed. The pic will be helmed by Joe D’Augustine, who previously worked with Quentin Tarantino in “Inglourious Basterds” and “Kill Bill”. Set in 1915, the project was first announced last summer starring the original star Franco Nero as former gunslinger Django. He is hired as a movie consultant to produce silent movie westerns who gets involved with racketeers. Nero spoke to TheHollywood Reporter about the project last year, calling it “the final chapter in Django’s story.”
Italian actor Nero (now 72 years old) was the first star to take on the role as the titular cowboy in Sergio Corbucci’s classic “Django” film released in 1966, he also reprised his role in 1987’s sequel “Django 2”. The cowboy movie spawned many other “Django” films throughout the years. The last “Django” movie starring Jamie Foxx and directed by Tarantino was a huge success. 2012’s “Django Unchained” was also supported by Acadamy Award winner Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. Some of you will remember Nero as an Italian Mandingo Fighter manager in the movie.
The new film titled “Django Lives”, is made on an estimated shoestring budget of only $5 million. Mark Boone Junior, Noah Segan, and Tomas Milian are expected to join the cast ensemble. There is another Tarantino cowboy movie in the works titled, “The Hateful Eight“. Waltz and Bruce Dern are eyed to take on the lead roles.