Christoph Waltz To Star In Quentin Tarantino's Spaghetti Western?

Updated:Beaks at AICN says Christoph Waltz will be one of the stars of the spaghetti western which is definitely being setup as Quentin Tarantino's next film. He goes on to say that the rumoured title The Angel, The Bad And The Wise is 'completely wrong' and he's heard the film will shoot in Spain and Italy later this year. The involvement of Franco Nero, Treat Williams and Keith Carradine is the first he's heard of it, but he's inclined to believe they will be in the film. So that's that.. Tarantino's eighth directorial project (counting Kill Bill as one) has been revealed and it's a doozy with his very own Col. Hans Landa! Exciting times, amigo's! Original article follows... I had heard over the weekend that Quentin Tarantino was close to announcing his much anticipated next project but I couldn't get my contact to spill anything more, however the news might well have gone public today regardless. Italian actor Franco Nero spoke recently at the Los Angeles Italia festival where he revealed that he was getting ready to work with the legendary Pulp Fiction director on a Spaghetti Western;
€œThe film will be called €˜The Angel, The Bad And The Wise€™ and is a tribute to Sergio Leone. It€™s a movie that contains humor, lots of action, but also a great plot,€ €œWe have already been signed by a dozen people who will be part of project. Among the filmmakers involved include Quentin Tarantino , Keith Carradine, Treat Williams, fifteen people in all Americans who want to do this movie and so we are trying to produce it outside of Italy.€
Fans of Tarantino probably won't be all that surprised to here that the auteur is prepping a spaghetti western. He's long experessed his love for the genre and Sergio Leone in particular, and he has claimed to have a concept for a Spaghetti Western floating around his brain for a while now, which hopefully he has now fully cracked. Add to that, there are huge portions of his last two epics Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds dedicated to the Western genre. And the names involved in this project are clearly Tarantino-esque... Franco Nero, now 69, was the lead of the most famous Spaghetti Western not directed by Leone, the classic Django... Keith Carradine, the veteran Western actor and brother of the late David Carradine, who memorably played Bill in Kill Bill... Treat Williams, who was in Leone's gangster epic Once Upon A Time In America and is due a Tarantino style revival... Aside from the intent to produce outside of Italy - no other details have been announced yet but right now, momentum seems to be gaining on this being Tarantino's next project. And the title... well it's so Tarantino, who already gave his unique touch to make Inglorious Bastards into Inglourious Basterds. I will press my contact further and see if they can spill some more details but this is hugely exciting news. Inglourious Basterds, in some ways, was already a remake of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly... is Tarantino about to now quasi-remake it as a full-on Western? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9etarIaqF1Y
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Matt Holmes is the co-founder of What Culture, formerly known as Obsessed With Film. He has been blogging about pop culture and entertainment since 2006 and has written over 10,000 articles.