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Quentin Tarantino is returning to familiar territory for his next film. No — we won’t be getting Kill Bill Vol. 3.
“I haven’t told anyone this publicly, but I will say the genre: It’s a western,” Tarantino told Jay Leno on Tuesday’s The Tonight Show. The writer-director added that it would not be a sequel to Django Unchained, which earned him a screenwriting Oscar.
“I had so much fun doing Django, and I love westerns so much that after I taught myself how to make one, it’s like ‘OK! Let me make another one now that I know what I’m doing,'” Tarantino said.
He also told Leno his writing routine began to change around the time he was working on 2009’s Inglourious Basterds. In the old days, he used to write in public places in the morning to “get the juices flowing” and then go home and write all night.
“Around the time of Inglourious Basterds I’d start writing at home from 10 in the morning until 5, or 6 or 7,” he said.
Afterwards, he’d go soak in his pool and think about what would happen next in his screenplay.
“I sit there, and I think about it and all of these ideas come to me … and I kind of work it out a little bit. Then I get out of the pool and I make notes, but then I don’t do them,” he said. “Then the next day, that’s my work.”
Leno and Tarantino also reminisced about the director’s first Tonight Show appearance back in 1992, before his debut film, Reservoir Dogs, had come out.
“I had read about this kid who worked in a video store, and he had written a movie. I thought, ‘Let’s have him on. This could be interesting,'” Leno recalled.
“That was a really, really big deal,” Tarantino said of what the appearance meant to him. “You have to remember something. Now directors come on talk shows and its not unusual. That wasn’t really the case in ’92. Especially an unknown director. Forget about it.”
Tarantino was on The Tonight Show to promote the DC Comics graphic novel version of Django Unchained. The Tonight Show airs at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.
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