Don't get too excited. He isn't writing or shooting new material for this proposed miniseries. The director currently holds 90 minutes of never-before-seen footage from the original 2012 shoot that he plans to re-edit back into the movie.
This is what Quentin Tarantino told audiences while attending the Canes Film Festival this Friday,
The current theatrical version of Django Unchained runs 2 hours and 45 minutes. An additional 90 minutes puts its run time at 4 hours and 15 minutes. It isn't clear when this miniseries event will happen, and if its to stay in tact, with its harsh language and violence, it would most likely have to premiere on a premium cable channel, like Showtime or HBO.
It's also possible that this will never happen. The director has a habit of thinking out loud, and is notorious for announcing projects that never come to fruition, like a spin-off about the Vega Brothers or the Kill Bill cut that brings both volumes together for The Whole Bloody Affair. We're just saying, don't hold your breath.
Django Unchained was released December 25th, 2012 and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Christoph Waltz, Amber Tamblyn, Zoe Bell. The film is directed by Quentin Tarantino.