It's been awhile since we've had an update on Quentin Tarantino's spaghetti southern Django Unchained. I'm looking forward to seeing what Tarantino is cooking up for us, and according to executive producer Michael Shamberg, it's going to be awesome. Here's what he told /Film recently,
I’ve seen some stuff and it’s amazing. We’re still shooting and my partner Stacey [Sher] is producing with Pilar Savone who worked for Quentin and Reggie Hudlin. I’m exec-producing and we’re like, maybe, half-way through. You have no idea. It’s the most amazing film cause, as you know, it’s a spaghetti western about slavery and Quentin’s vocabulary is such that it’s just pure entertainment, Leonardo’s the bad guy, it’s gonna be awesome.
The film stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Sacha Baron Cohen.
The story follows the character Django (Fox), a freed slave, who, under the protection and care of a German bounty hunter (Waltz) becomes a badass bounty hunter himself, and after assisting Waltz in taking down some bad guys for profit, is helped by Waltz in tracking down his slave wife and liberating her from an evil plantation owner (DiCaprio). This film also deals with racism and is handled in a way unlike anything we've ever seen in a film before.
It's set to be released December 25th, 2012, so I imagine we'll start seeing some stuff from the film fairly soon.