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‘Hateful Eight’ was originally planned to be ‘Django’ sequel

Sunday, Dec 13, 2015,11:35 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Los Angeles | Quentin Tarantino is all geared up for the release of his next venture Hateful Eight, but the director says the film was originally planned as a sequel to his last film Django Unchained.

The 52-year-old filmmaker explained that he initially planned to write a Django sequel, but his writing eventually turned to a new story called Hateful Eight, reported Aceshowbiz.

I hadn’t written a novel before and I thought I would just try my hand at writing a ‘Django’ paperback.

At the time it was called ‘Django in White Hell’. Instead of Major Warren, it was Django, Tarantino said.

Both the Western films also have similarities like a black male lead (Jamie Foxx in Django and Samuel L Jackson in Hateful Eight) and Civil War era set up.

Because I was introducing such rough characters in this piece, and there would be even more disreputable characters waiting for them (at the haberdashery), at a certain point I realized, ‘well, you know what’s wrong with this piece? It’s Django.

He needs to go. Because you shouldn’t have a moral center when it comes to these eight characters,’ the director added.

Hateful Eight revolves eight central characters as they attempt to go to Red Rock.

One of them is the Hangman (Kurt Russell), who race towards the town to bring his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to justice. Also in the cast are Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Demian Bichir.