'I'd like to do a Western, But rather than set it in Texas, have it in slavery times. With that subject that everybody is afraid to deal with. Let's shine that light on ourselves.'
He added: 'You could do a ponderous history lesson of slaves escaping on the Underground Railroad. Or you could make a movie that would be exciting.'
'Do it as an adventure. A spaghetti Western that takes place during that time. And I would call it a 'Southern'.