It’s here, folks. Although butchered in Entertainment Tonight‘s obnoxious voice-over and editing, they’ve premiered our very first, brief footage of Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained. Featuring Christoph Waltz as our bounty hunter, Jamie Foxx as the freed slave and Leonardo DiCaprio as slave master Calvin Candle, this one only gives us small glimpses at our trio. With a full-length 2-minute and 21-second trailer coming later this week, there’s no sense in commenting until we see the full thing. But I certainly like what I see here. So check out this 30-second piece of footage below to increase anticipation and come back for the trailer, attached to Prometheus this weekend. If you missed our impressions of the extended sequences we saw at Cannes, check that out here.
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…
Django Unchained arrives on December 25th, 2012.