With rumours circling of the first teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained being attached to the US theatrical release of Prometheus at the end of next week, we’re all looking forward to what will undoubtedly be one of the best teasers we’ve seen all year if (and hopefully when) that surfaces.
Ahead of that, we’ve now got a great new set of images from the film to share, giving us another look at the trio leading the film in the form of Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo DiCaprio, after the first two images surfaced last month, as well as a final shot of Tarantino on set.
Foxx stars as the eponymous Django,
“a slave who’s liberated by a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter (Waltz) and taught the tricks of the trade by his mentor. Django’s major goal in life is to recover his wife, and to do it he needs to get past the villainous ranch owner Calvin Candie (DiCaprio), who runs Candyland, a despicable club and plantation in Mississippi where female slaves are exploited as sex objects and males are pitted against each other in “mandingo”-style death matches. Candie is a slave’s worst nightmare, and that is where Django’s wife Broomhilda (Washington) is an abused slave.”
Written and directed by Tarantino, the film also stars Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Garrett Dillahunt, and Don Johnson. Unfortunately, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Kurt Russell have all had to exit the project because of scheduling conflicts – but this is Tarantino, we’re talking about; he could have a cast of unknowns, and it’d still be vying for film of the year.
Django Unchained will be released on Christmas Day in the US (going up against Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby), and will then come across the Atlantic a few weeks later for an 18th January release here in the UK. As usual with these great new images, you can click to enlarge. And be sure to check back in at week’s end, because if that first teaser does surface, you just know it’s going to be immense. More as we get it.