Tarantino has no limits. Today at Comic-Con, after having his own panel for his upcoming film, Django Unchained, he proceeded to the Watchmen panel where he took over the show by announcing a Django Unchained five-issue miniseries. It will, of course, be published by DC.
The series is apparently an adaptation of one of his earlier scripts for the film, so it will inevitably have some crossover with the film. No word yet as to who will be illustrating.
CBR was kind enough to transcribe the director’s words for those of you not at SDCC, “We have worked out a situation where we’re going to do a ‘Django Unchained’ comic. It’s going to come out — I think the first issue is going to come out a couple months before the movie opens and basically take the entire story of the film and do it as a comic book from beginning to end. What I’m really excited about — not only do I love comic books, I always loved western comics in particular along with the superhero stuff. So I was really excited when it come up with doing a comic about the film. One of the things that I’m really excited about is that ‘Django Unchained’ is a big epic. When I write big epic scripts like ‘Kill Bill,’ there’s a lot of stuff that doesn’t make the movie because they’re too f-ing big. They’d be four hour movies if I did everything that was in the script, so there always is this aspect that the script is this big literary piece that I’m always taking it out and changing it and transforming it to make it a movie by the time it’s all finished. That’s the process, I’m always adapting my movie every day, my unwieldy script into a movie every day as I do it, but what’s really cool about doing a ‘Django Unchained’ comic book is that it’s the entire script. Even though things might have changed in the movie, I might have changed something else, I might have dropped chapters, I might have dropped big pieces — that will all be in the comic. The comic will literally be that very first draft of the script. All that material that didn’t make the movie, all of that will be part of the piece. And I’m really excited about it. So, be looking out for ‘Django Unchained’ in a comic book store and 7 Eleven near you!”