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Quentin Tarantino CowboyAnyone who’s followed Quentin Tarantino’s career knows that his ouevre consists of his own versions of the B-movie genres/themes he grew up loving. From blaxploitation, to Hong Kong martial arts epics, World War II, to spaghetti westerns, the director likes putting his unique stamp on a wide range of cinematic styles. The very secretive filmmaker often only announces the genre of his next film, and that starts the buzz on what tends to be a big movie to watch out for.

This week, on “The Tonight Show,” Tarantino did just that. When questioned by host Jay Leno, Tarantino had this to say about what his next film will be:

“I haven’t told anyone this publicly, but I will say the genre: It’s a western. I had so much fun doing Django, and I love westerns so much that after I taught myself how to make one, it’s like ‘OK! Let me make another one now that I know what I’m doing.'”

He also made sure to clarify that it would not be a sequel to Django Unchained, but rather its own story. This will mark the first time he’s done back-to-back films of a similar genre since his first two directorial efforts, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. The provocative filmmaker is known for taking his time, and no release date has been announced, so this next film is probably a ways off. While he tends to average 2-3 years between pictures, the gap between Jackie Brown and Kill Bill Vol. 1 was 6. Only time will tell when this nextone will enter production. Until then, we wait.

Are you excited to see Tarantino’s next foray into westerns? Were you hoping he’d tackle something different? Or maybe you’re just hoping he’d pack it in and go away since, according to him, “Directors don’t get better as they get older.” Discuss.