First we heard that Django Unchained was running to over three hours.
Then we heard that Quentin Tarantino was back in the editing room and trying new ideas.
And then we heard that he had locked the film, ready to present its final version to critics this weekend.
In the meantime, Tarantino said - during a roundtable chat with other directors for The Hollywood Reporter - that "I don't want a 3-hour Django either" while simultaneously refuting any claim that the Weinsteins were putting pressure on him to get snipping. The film is going to come in under 3 hours because that's the way he wants it to be.
Now, tonight, the word is out that the film has been officially locked at 2hrs 45mins and 11secs. We'll be depending on the audience who caught the work in progress cut last month to tell us what is missing.DJANGO UNCHAINED's officialrunning time: 2hrs 45mins 11secs. Merry Christmas QT fans.
?Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) December 1,2012