Comedian, actor, and writer Jerrod Carmichael (‘Bad Neighbours,’ ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’) has been set the task of adapting ‘Django/Zorro,’ the crossover comic book miniseries which served as an official sequel to Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained.’
Co-created by Tarantino, Matt Wagner and artist Esteve Polls, the Dynamite Entertainment title is set several years after the events of ‘Django Unchained,’ and follows the gun-blazing Western hero as he once again pursues evil men in his role as a bounty hunter. Taking to the roads of the American Southwest, he encounters the aged and sophisticated Diego de la Vega – the famed Zorro.
“Django is fascinated by this unusual character, the first wealthy white man he’s met who seems totally unconcerned with the colour of his skin… and who can hold his own in a fight. Django hires on as Diego’s bodyguard, and is soon drawn into a fight to free the local indigenous people from brutal servitude. Learning much from the older man (as he did from King Schultz), he discovers that slavery isn’t exclusive to his people, as he even dons the mask of Zorro in their mission of mercy!”
News of the project comes via Collider, however it is unclear if Tarantino plans to step behind the camera, or just serve as producer on the film. There is also the question of whether Jamie Foxx will reprise his role as Django.