Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is to reteam with his Inglourious Basterds director Quentin Tarantino for a new take on cult spaghetti western Django.
Django Unchained will also reportedly feature Italian actor Franco Nero, who played the original Django in Sergio Corbucci's 1966 film and a 1987 sequel, Django Strikes Again.
Talking about the project last year, Tarantino said, "I'd like to do a western, but rather than set it in Texas, have it in slavery times. With that subject that everybody is afraid to deal with. Let's shine that light on ourselves."
"You could do a ponderous history lesson of slaves escaping on the underground railroad or, you could make a movie that would be exciting. Do it as an adventure. A spaghetti western that takes place during that time."