Silence, it’s spinning! CANAL + has announced the production of its new Original Creation: Django, inspired by the Corbucci western and the Tarantino remake. The first information on this series which will create the event, with Matthias Schoenaerts.
Western fans will be in heaven! This Thursday, February 18, CANAL + announced the launch of Django’s production, in partnership with Sky Italia. As its name suggests, this new Original Creation is freely inspired by the western of the same name by Sergio Corbucci and released in 1966, a film that also inspired Quentin Tarantino for the production of Django Unchained, in 2012. This time, the story of this man driven by a desire for revenge comes through a series in 10 episodes of 52 minutes, created and written by Leonardo Fasoli (ZeroZeroZero) and Maddalena Ravagli and directed by Francesca Comencini (Gomorra). And it is none other than the magnetic Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and bone, Danish Girl) who will take the lead role.
Co-produced by Italian production company Cattleya and Atlantique Productions (Jour Polaire, The Eddy), Django is a European series that offers a whole new vision of the iconic western, with a more psychological and contemporary approach. The plot takes place in the Far West from 1860 to 1870. Matthias Schoenaerts is therefore Django, haunted by the murder of his family which occurred eight years earlier, but cradled by the hope of finding his daughter Sarah. Surprised to find her alive in New Babylon, a town of outcasts that welcomes women and men of all faiths and origins, he is even more surprised when he learns that she is about to marry John. At the sight of her father, the young girl who has become a woman fears that the latter’s presence will endanger New Babylon. But Django is convinced: the city is in danger, and he will not take the risk of losing his daughter again! If the artistic team, the presence of Matthias Schoenaerts and the intrigue do not fail to make the mouth water, it will nevertheless be necessary to show a little patience because the filming begins in May 2021. Mark your calendars!