During Saturday's San Diego Comic-Con, Quentin Tarantino and DC Entertainment made the surprising announcement that the award-winning director would be teaming up with the publisher to produce a five-issue comic book series based on his upcoming film, Django Unchained, according to Newsarama

"One of the things I'm really excited about is that Django Unchained is a big epic, and when I write these epics there's a lot of stuff that doesn't make the movies," Tarantino told the audience at Comic-Con. "I'm always stuck with adapting my unwieldy script into a movie every day. So what's really cool with doing this is as a comic book is it's the entire script. All the material that didn't make the movie will all be part of the piece. I'm really excited about that."

There is no word on how much involvement Tarantino himself will actually have with the series, but you can expect the first issue to hit sometime in November. With a release date that is so close, DC will most likely reveal the book's creative team within the next few weeks.

[via Newsarama