Vertigo’s Django/Zorro comic reportedly in the works as a movie

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Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained may be getting a film sequel it seems, and it could bring Zorro along for the ride.

Following the success of his 2012 film, Tarantino worked on his first-ever comic book sequel to one of his films. The result was Django/Zorro which was co-published by DC’s Vertigo imprint and Dynamite Comics. The story was set several years after the events of the film, and saw Django continuing his work as a bounty hunter in the western United States. There he meets an aged Diego de la Vega, the man known as Zorro. He takes a liking to Django and hires him as his ‘bodyguard.’ The two then work on a mission to free enslaved locals.

As early as 2014, thanks to the Sony email hack, it has been known Tarantino was interested in turning the comic into a film. Now, according to multiple sources speaking with Collider, there is some movement on the project. Tarantino is said to have picked Jerrod Carmichael (The Carmichael Show) to handle the scripting duties on the project.

Tarantino’s involvement is expected to be as a producer only for the project. Currently, he has a self-imposed retirement hanging over his head following directing his tenth film. His ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, will be released on July 26.

As to the potential cast, it is unknown at this time if Jamie Foxx would return as Django. He is currently attached to play Al Simmons in a rebooted film version of Spawn to be directed by Todd McFarlane.

On the Zorro side of the equation, Antonio Banderas was the last actor to play the swordsman, and that was in 2005’s The Legend of Zorro. Banderas is currently 58-years-old, so he could fit quite well in the role of an ‘aged’ Zorro, but there has been no indication if he wishes to return to the role.

At this time neither Tarantino or Carmichael’s representatives are commenting on the project.

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SOURCE: Collider