Quentin Tarantino & Next Project: on ‘Tonight Show’By: Shannon Walsh - November 27, 2013
By far, one of the most prominent screenwriters in Hollywood is Quentin Tarantino, who is in the process of making yet another movie. On Tuesday, November 26, 2013, he discussed his next film project on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. “It’s not a Django sequel, but it’s a western,” remarked Tarantino. Fans of Django Unchained have been forewarned. Though he stated how he could not delve into the plot details, he explained his inspiration toward writing and directing another film in the same genre as his hit from last year.
Tarantino told Leno, “I had so much fun making Django and I love westerns so much, that after I taught myself how to make one I thought, it’s like, ‘Woo, okay,’ now let me make another one. Now I know what I’m doing.” Filmmakers often do not announce any details of a forthcoming project on late-night television shows, but it is apparent that Leno’s show holds a special place in his heart. It is also the show’s last season. With news of Tarantino’s next film project, it may be surprising to most, that his greatest takeaway from his appearance was his new mug.
As explained by Tarantino, he has collected mugs from his ‘Tonight Show’ visits over the last twenty years, which began with his first appearance when he received a mug, marked “Guest 4.” He was still a video clerk in Manhattan Beach and his first film, “Reservoir Dogs,” had not yet been released when he made his first talk show appearance with Leno in 1992. He has collected mugs ever since.
Over the years, Tarantino marked his successes in Hollywood by acknowledging which guest number he was on his ‘Tonight Show’ mug. For his last appearance, Leno made Tarantino a special, personalized mug, marked “Best Director.”
Tarantino also promoted the release of his graphic novel, which is based off of Django Unchained. It is a seven-part comic series, now released in a single hardcover volume, that includes untold stories that did not make it into the film’s final product, in addition to the film’s entire tale. He partnered with Vertigo, an imprint of DC Comics, an American-comic book publisher. He also collaborated with Django producer Reginald Hudlin and other artists, including R.M. Guera, Jason Latour, Denys Cowan, Danijel Zezelij, and Jim Lee.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno airs from Monday through Friday, at 11:35 p.m. on the NBC network.
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