Django returns

Franco Nero to reprise iconic role.

by Jennie Kermode


"Django, you must face another day," the theme tune wans, and now, after the success of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, original star Franco Nero is returning to play the iconic character in new film Django Lives. The 72 year old Italian star will see his character retired from gunslinging and working as a consultant on silent movie westerns - until he encounters racketeers, whereupon his calling to fight injustice kicks in and he finds himself once again back in the fray.

Although there have been over 30 Django films, including Django's Cut Price Corpses, God Will Forgive My Pistol, Nude Django and Hallelujah For Django, few have been as keenly anticipated as this. Joe D'Augustine, who edited Tarantino's film, will direct, and Sons Of Anarchy's Mark Boone will co-star.

"It feels great to have not only Franco's enthusiasm for this script and our project, but also to have the blessings of the original Django creators and their heirs," said Caroline Pfeiffer, one of the producers.

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