A lot of Quentin Tarantino's movies have been spiritual, if not literal, homages to the Spaghetti Western genre. So it makes sense that the New York Daily News is reporting the director Tarantino is pondering a full-blown western as a follow-up to his World War II fantasy Inglourious Basterds.
"I'd like to do a Western," the director said. "But rather than set it in Texas, have it in slavery times. With that subject that everybody is afraid to deal with. Let's shine that light on ourselves. You could do a ponderous history lesson of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. Or, you could make a movie that would be exciting. Do it as an adventure. A spaghetti Western that takes place during that time. And I would call it A Southern."
The report also made it clear that while Tarantino and his Basterds star Brad Pitt both occasionally partake of a certain weed, neither of them ever do it while they're on the set.
"Brad doesn't smoke while he's acting. And I don't smoke while I'm directing."