Not even a good dinner with an Oscar-winning actor can get in the way of Quentin Tarantino and his stories.
According to Christoph Waltz, who landed his golden statuette for his scene-stealing performance in Tarantino's last revenge tale "Inglourious Basterds," the brainy writer-director was scheduled to meet Waltz for dinner last year. But Tarantino was deeply immersed in writing his new film, "Django Unchained" and called off the dinner moments before the two were set to dine.
"He called and said, 'Sorry, we can't meet. I'm writing and I'm so curious how the story ends up,'" relayed Waltz during an interview at this year's Comic-Con where Tarantino unveiled new footage of the film to 6,000 fans who responded with a standing ovation. "He said that. He writes behind his characters so he creates them, then he sets them free and he documents what they are doing in his head. It all lives in him."
What's emerged this time from the fruitful brain of Tarantino is an audacious amalgam of a spaghetti western and an American slavery tale. And in similar fashion to the revisionist history he created in "Basterds," in which the Jews kill Hitler during World War II, "Django" centers on a slave empowered to enact revenge on the men who destroyed his marriage and sold away his wife.