Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED trailer is here – Jamie Foxx & Christoph Waltz hunt Leo DiCaprio

Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED trailer is here – Jamie Foxx & Christoph Waltz hunt Leo DiCaprio

I’ve always enjoyed Westerns, particularly the Sergio Leone era – “The Man With No Name” trilogy, MY NAME IS NOBODY, and the classic DJANGO films (yes, the name “Django” is nothing new). After tackling crime drama, samurai epics, and war flicks, it seems only fitting that a prolific director like Quentin Tarantino would turn his camera on The Old West with his newest effort, DJANGO UNCHAINED. The film follows a slave, played by Jamie Foxx, and a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz) on a a journey of revenge.  The supporting cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Zoe Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, and the great Franco Nero.  Today we’re finally treated to the first theatrical trailer, courtesy of Fandango, and it’s looking pretty good.  I fear those not familiar with Spaghetti Western films may be a bit confused by what they see, but I’m betting like most Tarantino fare this will be one to look forward to.  Check it out below and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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. 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… ‘

Written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED is produced by Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone. The executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole. DJANGO UNCHAINED will be released in the U.S. by The Weinstein Company on December 25, 2012, and internationally by Sony Pictures.
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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.