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Quentin Tarantino wants to make a Western TV mini-series

Quentin Tarantino is no stranger to the Western genre. Both his upcoming film, The Hateful Eight, and his last film, Django Unchained, fell into that category.

Now, the director has announced that he's nowhere close to being done with it, and wants to bring his next Western to television as a mini-series.

Tarantino told French magazine Premiere that he secured the rights to Elmore Leonard's novel, Forty Lashes Less One, and wanted to turn it into a four-to-six hour mini series instead of making it into a feature-length film.

"The time may have come for me to tackle it," Tarantino said.

Like the past couple of movies Tarantino has made, Forty Lashes Less One focuses on the the complex relationship between a white man and a black man who are forced to become friendly with one another after being placed in a dangerous prison.

According to the book's official description, the premise is incredibly violent with tons of options available for Tarantino to leave his signature mark.

"And for two hard and hated inmates — first enemies, then allies by necessity — it [freedom] waits at the end of a mad and violent contest," the description reads. "On a bloody trail that winds toward Arizona's five most dangerous men."

It sounds like Tarantino hasn't even started writing the screenplay for the mini-series, and considering how infamous he is for taking his time on scripts, don't expect to see this anytime soon. Still, based on the description of the content, it sounds like a perfect fit for a network like HBO. Especially with Tarantino's name attached to the project.

For now, fans can catch his latest film The Hateful Eight when it's released in theaters on Jan. 8, 2016 nationwide.