Multiple sources have reported that Director Quentin Tarantino has joined Jerrod Carmichael to co-write a Django/Zorro movie based on the crossover comic book series of the same name! Written by Tarantino and released by Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics, under their Vertigo umbrella, the series served as a sequel to the director’s 2012 movie Django Unchained starring Jamie Foxx.
The story takes place several years after the events of Django Unchained. Django is still a bounty hunter, and since there’s a warrant on his head back east, he has mainly been plying his trade in the western states. After safely settling his wife, Broomhilda, near Chicago, he takes to the road once again, sending her funds whenever he completes a job. It’s by sheer chance that he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega — the famed Zorro — and soon finds himself fascinated by this unusual character, who can also hold his own in a fight. It’s not long before Django becomes Diego’s ‘bodyguard’ and joins him on a mission to free the local indigenous people from slavery.
Carmichael is the standup comic who created The Carmichael Show, which earned raves for the way it handled sensitive topics, including race. He’s now an executive producer on Hulu’s original comedy series Ramy. Carmichael is also co-writing the 48 Hours remake with the Safdie Brothers, and he has been developing his own directorial debut titled On the Count of Three, in which he’s slated to star alongside Christopher Abbott. He’s represented by UTA, and a representative for the multi-hyphenate did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
It also remains unclear whether Tarantino would direct the project himself, though he has said in the past that he intends to retire following his tenth film. We will be sure to keep you guys up to speed on s things develop!