Django Comes in No. 2 Opening Day, Inspires Comic
Slave-as-superhero western pulls in $15M on first day, Tarantino releases script as comic
"Django Unchained," Quentin Tarantino’s new slave-as-superhero western, came in second place at the box office for its Christmas Day debut, behind the also highly anticipated "Les Miserables." "Django Unchained," starring Jamie Foxx, pulled in $15.5 million, while "Les Miserables" made $18 million. "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" came in third with $10.8 million.
Amid its box-office success, director Tarantino is making the Django story into a comic book mini-series. DC/Vertigo Comics has made the comic available in stores and online. Artist R.M. Guera made original character sketches for the comic series. In a six-page preview of the first issue, Wired reports that the comic book's characters resemble their actor counterparts while still possessing their own qualities. In the foreword, Tarantino says the comic book is essentially the first draft of his script—including any chapters ultimately dropped from the movie. (Wired,EurWeb)