Bursting into today’s Before Watchment panel with apparently nobody’s permission, 9ft filmmaker Quentin Tarantino announced – and given his ability to talk, is probably still announcing now – that he will be writing a 5-issue miniseries for DC’s Vertigo imprint, based on his upcoming film Django Unchained.

About a slave who becomes a bounty-hunter in order to please Christophe Waltz/gain his freedom, the film stars Jamie Fox, as the crowd assembled at  the panel are probably being told about right now. There was very little sign that DC knew Tarantino was going to announce this so soon, but here’s a rough transcript of his speech thus far:

One of the things I’m really excited about is that Django Unchained is a big epic, and when I write these epics there’s a lot of stuff that doesn’t make the movies I’m always stuck with adapting my unwieldy script into a movie every day so what’s really cool with doing this is as a comic book is it’s the entire script all the material that didn’t make the movie will all be part of the piece I’m really excited about that, so be looking out for Django Unchained in a comic book store near you! ….And thanks for letting me barge in on your panel!

Look for DC to scramble together an official press release later tonight. Oh Quentin!


  1. This is a great idea for QT. Obviously, much of his stuff is strong in many a comic circle, so why he’s never embraced that before is news. You’d think Rodriguez would’ve sold him on the point ages ago. Maybe now he could even consider doing lost projects like the Gecko bros backstory in comics form?

  2. “There was very little sign that DC knew Tarantino was going to announce this so soon”

    —you mean, other than signing up the book, arranging the panel appearance and broadcasting it?