Quentin Tarantino is considering a four-hour cut of his 2012 Western Django Unchained, but not for theatrical or even home-video release.
Instead, Deadline reports, at Cannes the filmmaker floated the possibility of a television series that would restore about one and a half hours of footage.
“I have about 90 minutes of Django that hasn’t been seen so the idea is to cut together a four-hour version, but not show it like a four-hour movie,” he said. The idea would be to edit the film into four one-hour episodes and present it on a cable channel or, possibly, a streaming service.
Starring Jamie Foxx, Django Unchained earned Academy Awards for Best Screenplay, for Tarantino, and Best Supporting Actor for Christoph Waltz.
The filmmaker also took some time to talk about The Hateful Eight, the Western script that leaked online, leading him initially to scrap the idea as a film. However, after performing a public reading with some actor friends, Tarantino has changed his tune a bit.
“I’m in no hurry. Maybe I’ll shoot it. Maybe I’ll publish it. Maybe I’ll do it on the stage. Maybe I’ll do all three," he said after explaining that he's working on the second draft and will probably write a third.