In the most recent issue of Total Film—the 200th overall—the magazine celebrates the past 15 years in film, and names Quentin Tarantino as the “Director Of Our Lifetime,” and features an interview with the hyperactive auteur.  In said interview, Tarantino drops an interesting nugget about his upcoming spaghetti western genre rip, Django Unchained, and its relationship with his last historical opus, Inglourious Basterds.

In the interview, Tarantino postulates that Django Unchained “might be Part 2 of an unofficial trilogy, which began with Inglourious Basterds”:

“I don’t know, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained bespeak a trilogy… As different as they are, there is a companion piece quality. There might very well be a third one. I just don’t know what it is yet.”

If that isn’t enough to get the Tarantino fanbase to have a grand mal of intense fandom this morning, nothing will.

Django Unchained concerns the story of Django (Jamie Foxx), an escaped slave, who teams up with a bounty hunter (ChristophWaltz), to rescue Django’s wife from Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), a cruel plantation owner.  The film co-stars Sam Jackson, Kerry Washington, Don Johnson, Garrett Dillahunt, Walton Goggins, RZA, M.C. Gainey, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, Tom Savini, and James Remar.

Django Unchained is Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film, and is set for a Christmas 2012 release.

What do you think of the Django news?

Source: Total Film