I can't wait to see the first footage from Quentin Tarantino's latest film project Django Unchained! Just the simple images that have been released are getting me excited for it! There was some footage for the film screened at Cannes recently and I've read nothing but positive buzz. I'm a big fan of the western genre, and I love Tarantino's work, so to see the two mixed together is going to be quite a treat for me.
For those of you who haven't heard, the first trailer for this movie will be shown with Prometheus. Until then, here's a batch of new images featuring Jamie Foxx as the freed slave, Christoph Waltz as the bounty hunter who trains him, and Leonardo DiCaprio as slave master Calvin Candle. The images come from Empire Magazine who also confirms that Walton Goggins will be taking over Kurt Russell‘s duties as a slave wrangler, after he left the film. Foxx went on to say that the movie is more of a love story. Here's his quote....
When this movie’s done, there’s gonna be some hot button issues but, given my background, I think I’ll be able to get some points across. The one thing that stuck out to me in the script was that Django was married. Back then, to be married was taboo. This is a love story. He’s not trying to stop slavery. He’s not trying to do anything but find the love of his life – which is like trying to find a needle in a world of haystacks.
Check out the images and let us know if you're excited about seeing Tarantino's western?
Here's the Synopsis:
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…