Press Release Dynamite Entertainment is proud to announce that pioneering filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and award-winning writer Matt Wagner will be joining the Dynamite 10th Anniversary Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. The two master storytellers will discuss bringing two Western icons together in Django / Zorro, the official comic book sequel to the blockbuster film Django Unchained, slated for release in November 2014 from Dynamite Entertainment and DC Entertainment.
Press Release The acclaimed filmmaker Quentin Tarantino comes to Dynamite for the first time with a sequel to his film Django Unchained, as Django meets the legendary Zorro! Known for his incredible films that are uniquely “Quentin”, such as Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill, Django/Zorro will stand-out from every comic book coming out this year. Django/Zorro is co-plotted by Quentin Tarantino and will be co-plotted and written by comic book legend by Matt Wagner (Mage, Grendel, The Shadow, Zorro). Reginald Hudlin, writer of the Eisner Award nominated Django Unchained screenplay adaptation and a producer of the Django Unchained film, will
Tarantino returns to the big screen with this western (or more appropriately Southern) about a freed slave, Django, and a dentist/bounty hunter who attempt to rescue Django’s wife from the nefarious plantation owner Calvin Candie. HAs QT hit the mark, or is it just a bloody mess?
Adapting pre-existing properties into comics has always been a bit of a challenge. Sometimes it works, like with IDW’s Godzilla: Half Century War. Other times it fails miserably, like with IDW’s Mars Attacks: The Holidays. The problems can often occur in the process of trying to remain faithful to the source material while still still delivering an original story. Well Django Unchained avoids that problem completely by directly adapting the first draft of Quentin Tarantino’s new movie by the same name. Does movie script adapt well to comic format? Find out, after the jump.
Since I started my schooling under Master Schleicher a few years ago I have started to become a Tarantino fan, enough so that I would watch any of his films without a hesitation. Now if you throw DiCaprio into the mix of a Tarantino film I’m not just there opening night, I’m running to the theater. All of that to say “a new poster for Django Unchained has been released and it makes me more excited.” Full sized image after the jump.
Quentin Tarantino crashed the Before Watchmen panel today to announce that DC Comics will take the entire first draft of Django Unchained and turn it into a five issue series that arrives in November. “Django Unchained takes the movie’s story and tells it as a comic book,” said Tarantino, “with story aspects that aren’t in the movie. The comic will literally be the entire movie’s script.” And what is the big secret Tarantino hides in the tale?