Quentin Tarantino has been discussing his next film, and he has revealed that it will be another western. However, he also confirmed that it won’t be a sequel to last year’s Django Unchained.
Tarantino made this announcement during a visit to The Tonight Show, where he discussed his upcoming project with the show’s host, Jay Leno.
The adored director was asked about his upcoming work, to which he responded, “I can’t talk that much about it, but I will say one thing. I haven’t told anyone about this publicly, but I will say the genre: It’s a western.”
He then elaborated, “It’s not a Django sequel, but it’s another western. I had so much fun doing Django, and I love westerns so much that after I taught myself how to make one, it’s like, ‘OK, now let me make another one now that I know what I’m doing.”
Tarantino will be hoping that his next western matches the incredible success of Django Unchained, which amassed $425million at the box office to become the filmmaker’s highest grossing film to date.
It also landed Tarantino his second Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, which he was also awarded at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs, too. Previously, Tarantino had won a screenwriting Oscar for his work on Pulp Fiction back in 1995.
Tarantino also revealed during his appearance that his writing schedule has changed drastically since he completed 2009’s Inglorious Basterds.
He explained, “Around the time of Inglorious Basterds I’d start writing at home from 10 in the morning until 5, or 6 or 7.” He then added that he would relax by his pool and think of where his screenplay is heading.
“I sit there, and I think about it and all of these ideas come to me… and I kind of work it out a little bit. Then I get out of the pool and I make notes, but then I don’t do them. Then the next day, that’s my work.”
Before Inglorious Basterds though, he used to simply write in public places in the morning, which would “get the juices flowing,” before returning home to write all the way through the night.
Leno and Tarantino also discussed his first ever appearance on The Tonight Show, back in 1992 just before the release of Reservoir Dogs. Tarantino remarked, “That was a really, really big deal. You have to remember something. Now directors come on talk shows and its not unusual. That wasn’t really the case in ’92. Especially an unknown director. Forget about it.”