Recently Quentin Tarantino has mused that he'd like to tackle a western for his next film. Not only would the film be a western, but one focused on the issue of slavery. Tarantino said he wants to start writing the script as soon as possible, but that could mean anything really. Inglourious Basterds was talked about for a decade before finally being made. Tarantino has talked about many projects over the years, but only a few have seen the light of day. Hopefully he's serious about this one.
When I first heard this news, I thought it only made sense for Tarantino. He's included elements of westerns in his past films, so it's fitting that he would finally go for a full-blown effort in the genre. Setting the film during a time of slavery definately departs from most westerns, as they are usually set post-Civil War. Whatever the final product (if there is, indeed, a final product), I'm sure Tarantino will put his own special style to the genre and I will be in line to see it.