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Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Started As An Extension Of Django Unchained
As he demonstrated with his novelization of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino is more than happy to explore his characters' backstories and inner lives in prose. Interestingly, fans almost got to read about the further adventures of Jamie Foxx's Django before the story wound up turning into “The Hateful Eight.”
When Tarantino envisioned his prose sequel to “Django Unchained,” he told GQ in 2015: “My hope is it can be a rite of passage for Black fathers and their sons. [...] it's something that [Black boys] do with their fathers [...] And then Django becomes their cowboy hero. And so I like the idea of maybe like a series of paperbacks coming out, 'Further Adventures of Django.'”
Tarantino’s snowbound Django prose ultimately turned into “The Hateful Eight,” which does not feature the character; Tarantino joked, “The number one thing I had to do was get rid of Django.” If Tarantino is truly dead set on retiring from filmmaking, it seems possible that his projects could be continued as novels or comic books.