Quentin Tarantino Plans 4-Hour 'Django Unchained' TV Miniseries

Quentin Tarantino has 90-minutes of never-before-seen footage from 'Django Unchained' that he wants to re-edit for television audiences.
While the fate of The Hateful Eight remains uncertain, and we'll likely never see a sequel to Django Unchained, director Quentin Tarantino isn't retiring from the Western genre anytime soon. His next project may be a 4-hour Django Unchained miniseries for television.

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,

"I have about 90 minutes' worth of material with Django [that] hasn't been seen. My idea, frankly, is to cut together a four-hour version of Django Unchained... But I wouldn't show it like a four-hour movie. I would cut it up into hour chapters. Like a four-part miniseries. And show it on cable television. Show it like an hour at a time, each chapter. We'd use all the material I have and it wouldn't be an endurance test. It would be a miniseries. And people love those."


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.


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  1. Writer220

    @undeadslayer4 some have forgotten why they do it but there are people like me who do it for both.

    3 months agoby @writer220Flag

  2. undeadslayer4

    @writer220 i thought it was both

    3 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  3. Writer220

    @undeadslayer4 in what way, getting into films like this, it's more about money than talent alone.

    3 months agoby @writer220Flag

  4. undeadslayer4

    @writer220 but how come this happens to some actors

    3 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  5. Writer220

    @undeadslayer4 the first three are part of the same story which leads into the other. Cough, fourth was a separate film. I enjoyed it.

    As of the 90 minutes on this, it will be added in.
    I may not be a big fan of his but his earlier work was better, I personally think he's deluded.

    3 months agoby @writer220Flag

  6. undeadslayer4

    @writer220 what about pirates of the Caribbean

    3 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  7. undeadslayer4

    @thedude-abides this is awesome 90 minutes of unseen footage this is gonna be awesome

    3 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  8. undeadslayer4

    @darkdream how could u say that django was a great movie

    3 months agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  9. darkdream

    Tarantino never lives up to what he does for directors cuts and f*ck this 4 part series just add the 90 minutes into the film on one disc

    3 months agoby @darkdreamFlag

  10. CelluloidDreams

    fascinating.....

    3 months agoby @2movieguysFlag

  11. Vanboy

    When a director falls back on what he did in the past, it usually means his best days are behind him. He's taking the easy road. I'd rather see a Pulp Fiction series.

    3 months agoby @vanboyFlag

  12. The Real Goku

    @thedude-abides I think that's part of what makes him so great

    3 months agoby @therealGokuFlag

  13. thedude-abides

    He said the same thing about an Inglourious Basterds miniseries a couple years ago on an episode of Charlie Rose. Since 2009, we've heard him mention Kill Bill Vol. 3, Killer Crow, a Robert Blake-inspired movie, The Hateful Eight, and Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained miniseries as his next projects, and all we've seen from him is Django Unchained.

    I'll chalk this up as more fodder from a director trying to talk himself into what his next project will be.

    3 months agoby @thedude-abidesFlag

  14. AgentBlue

    That would actually be pretty cool!!!!!!!!!

    3 months agoby @agentblueFlag

  15. Ghostman

    An actual Whole Bloody Affair cut of Kill Bill Vol1/2 exists. Tarantino usually shows it to his personal friends, and has been only shown twice in private screenings for the public eye.

    3 months agoby @ghostmanFlag

  16. Writer220

    His trilogies don't make sense as they are separate films with different characters.

    3 months agoby @writer220Flag

  17. Writer220

    never saw it, I found I.B was horrible.
    He used to be good, but I never get excited over his films. He's a one trick pony

    3 months agoby @writer220Flag

  18. cvnt$top

    That would be really craaaazy

    3 months agoby @cvntstopFlag

  19. Mieko_Siede

    Didn't like Django Unchained as a movie. I definitely won't be seeing it as a mini-series.

    3 months agoby @mieko-siedeFlag