Quentin Tarantino told an audience at the Cannes Film Festival that he’d like to release a four-hour miniseries of his Oscar-winning western, Django Unchained.
“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. 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.
Django Unchained was released December 25th, 2012 and stars Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio and Christoph Waltz.