Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino is set to develop a crossover comic book series featuring Django Unchained's Django Freeman and Zorro.

The Pulp Fiction director has teamed up with comic book writer Matt Wagner and is penning the script for the series, which will bring the two movie heroes together.

A statement from Tarantino reads: "I'm very very excited about both this story and the opportunity to work with Matt.

"It was reading his Zorro stories that convinced me what a good idea it was to join these two icons together. And the story idea we came up with is thrilling, and I think will be an exciting new chapter for both characters."

The books are slated for release later this year (14).