The original “Django” movies were about a gunfighter with a gatling gun, but Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”, a film inspired by the Italian version, may have a slightly different premise. For one, the hero will be a slave, and none other than Will Smith is being eyed for the lead.
Heat Vision also sheds light on the plot, which would find Smith (if he signs on) as “a freed slave who seeks to reunite with his slave wife, a journey that will see him team with a German bounty hunter to take down an evil plantation owner.” Gotta admit, the idea of Smith in a Tarantino movie is an inspired one. Smith doesn’t usually get this down and dirty in his movies, so if he does come onboard, it would probably be his most, shall we say, family unfriendly film … ever?
Christoph Waltz, who has long been rumored for a role in the movie, is probably a shoo-in as the German bounty hunter who trains Smith’s character in the ways of the gun, since word has Tarantino writing the character specifically for Waltz. Meanwhile, another Tarantino regular, Samuel L. Jackson is also a shoo-in to play “the house slave to the bad guy, Monsieur Calvin Candie. The slave is an expert manipulator and will face off with Django.”
I expect the “n”-word will fly almost as fast and furious as the bullets and blood in this one, kiddies.