We’ve seen stylish posters, heard the buzz from Cannes and seen a few images, but we had yet to see any real footage of Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, Django Unchained.
But now thanks to ETOnline, we have our first proper look at Jamie Foxx and and his rambunctious friends as they ride, whip and shoot their way through this teaser trailer.
Firstly, yes it’s those retarded trailers for a trailer again. I know it’s a silly concept, but somebody over in marketing is currently snorting some cocaine off the taut backside of a very expensive Lithuanian prostitute with all the money he made from spawning this idea, so what are you going to do?
Secondly, I can already see the blaxploitation influence on this even from just those few scenes. It will be interesting to see how QT will balance the usual over the top flair of the blaxploitation genre with the gritty, simplistic nature of the spaghetti westerns. A full trailer should be dropping in the next day or so, so then hopefully we’ll get a proper look then.
Set in the South two years before the Civil War, “Django Unchained” stars Academy Award®-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles – dead or alive.
Success leads Schultz to free Django, though the two men choose not to go their separate ways. Instead, Schultz seeks out the South’s most wanted criminals with Django by his side. Honing vital hunting skills, Django remains focused on one goal: finding and rescuing Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), Candie’s trusted house slave. Their moves are marked, and a treacherous organization closes in on them. If Django and Schultz are to escape with Broomhilda, they must choose between independence and solidarity, between sacrifice and survival…
- Action, Western
- Release Date: 12/25/2012
- Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
- Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Christoph Waltz, Dennis Christopher, Don Johnson, Gerald McRaney, James Remar, James Russo, Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Laura Cayouette, Leonardo DiCaprio, M.C. Gainey, RZA, Samuel L. Jackson, Todd Allen, Tom Wopat
- Written by: Quentin Tarantino
- Studio: The Weinstein Company