Banderas wore the mask for “The Mask of the Fox” (1998) and “The Legend of the Fox” (2005).
Since 2019, the versions have started circulating Quentin Tarantino would continue the universe of Django Unchained on the big screen adapting his crossover comic Django / Foxwho finds the freed slave (played by Jamie Foxx in the film) collaborating with the masked hero, regular signatory with the Z.
Tarantino courted comedian Jerrod Carmichael to write the screenplay, and he also went to Antonio Banderas so that he would go back to playing the character of Zorro in which he was acting The mask of Zorro since 1998 and the legend of the fox since 2005.
Proposal between a drink
In the absence of certainty about his next film, what is certain is that Tarantino will publish a new book. AP photo
Banderas recently confirmed that USA Today that Tarantino approached him to star in the crossover film. “He spoke to me, I think the night of the Oscars about two years ago. (2020) when I was nominated pain and glory. We met at one of those parties …
“He walked up to me and I was like: ‘In your hands? Yes friend!’ Because Quentin just has that nature to make that kind of movie and bring it quality. Even though they are based on B-movies, so typical of the 60s and 70s, he can take that material and do something really interesting“.
“We have never worked together, but it would be great for him, for Jamie Foxx and for returning to Zorro again when I’m a little older, “Banderas added.” That would be great, fun and crazy. “
Change of plans
Jamie Foxx (here in “Django Unchained” with Chritoph Waltz) would be part of the project.
Unfortunately, the project appears to be a victim of the pandemic. carmichele recently confirmed to the magazine GQ That Django / Fox it will not happen again. No specific reason was given for the project’s demise, although Carmichael hinted that perhaps it was too ambitious to take off.
“Quentin is a fool that I love and I’m happy to be dating,” Carmichael said. We have seen many films together. blaxploitation (action movies focusing on the black community) in the New Beverly theater. And not only that: he read me scenes that never made it into his films of him, she had typed in her kitchen after making me a freshly squeezed lemonade… “
“It was really special. It’s actually a fantastic script that came out of it Django / Fox that I’d like Sony to find out, but I realize it’s impossible to do so. But I still think we wrote a 500 million dollar film“.
Director or writer?
So far, Tarantino’s only certainty as a director is that he has given us Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. What will you follow? The mystery remains. Instead, there are more certainties about his next project: a book about his great passion, of course. He will be called Film speculation and its publisher, HarperCollins, has announced that it will be ready for release on October 25th.
At the moment, Tarantino’s latest: “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. AP photo
What is it about?
HarperCollins describes it like this: “Besides being one of the most celebrated contemporary directors, Quentin Tarantino is arguably the most gleefully contagious cinephile in the world. For years, he assured him that he would like to write books about movies. Now with Film speculationthe time has come and the results are what his fans and all film lovers could have hoped for. “
Organized around the main American films of the 70s -films, all of which were his “staple diet” as a young man, when he worked in a video club-, “this book is as intellectually rigorous and insightful as it is entertaining and entertaining. At the same time film criticism, film theory, feat of reportage and wonderful personal story “, feeds the publisher’s expectation.