We’ve seen bits and pieces from Quentin Tarantino‘s latest exaggerated period piece Django Unchained, but as of Friday the official trailer will show alongside Ridley Scott‘s Prometheus. Until then however, the film starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo Dicaprio must suffer through a teaser trailer shown by Entertainment Tonight.
This teaser doesn’t show much. Obviously. But it does show that signature Quentin style that everyone has come to know and love. Also, seeing Dicaprio as the evil plantation owner Calvin Candie is really something. Nice to see him not be the good guy for once.
Check out the official synopsis below:
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…
Written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED is produced by Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin. The executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole. DJANGO UNCHAINED will be released in the U.S. on December 25, 2012, and internationally by Sony Pictures Releasing International.
Django Unchained also stars Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, James Remar, Don Johnson, Franco Nero, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, M.C. Gainey, RZA, Tom Savini, Michael Bacall, Dennis Christopher, and Laura Cayouette. Expect this to hit theaters right on time for Jesus’ birthday, December 25th, and we’ll post the full trailer as soon as it’s available.
The Weinstein Company has revealed, through Yahoo! Movies, the international poster from Quentin Tarantino‘s next film, Django Unchained. It features two figures, a chain and the filmmaker’s name. That’s it. It’s so arthouse. I love it! OK, so maybe it doesn’t really say much about the movie. It’s a bit too minimalistic. But, I for one, prefer this over generic floating head type posters.
It’s doubtful the U.S. campaign will follow suit and that’s a shame. Minimalist posters always look so damn good.
Anyhow, here’s the films synopsis:
With the help of his mentor (Christoph Waltz) , a slave-turned-bounty hunter (Jamie Foxx) sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.
A Tarantino film about racism and revenge. Need we say more?
Django Unchained also stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Kurt Russell, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington, Anthony LaPaglia, RZA, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo and Todd Allen.
Did you hear? Spoilers don’t actually ruin your enjoyment of entertainment; says some recent -completely ridiculous- experiment. So na nana boo boo, it’s OK to spoil, statistically speaking. Being that documented research has basically given us carte Blanche to ruin movies, lets take a look at some spoilerific details on two in production blockbusters,GI Joe: Retaliation and The Man of Steel.
The Rock posing as Roadblock
You didn’t ask for it, But GI: Joe 2 is happening. Soon too, GI Joe: Retaliation it’s slated to begin in New Orleans this month to meet the scheduled June 29, 2012 release date. It’s being directed by John Chu and produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura. It will star Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Lee Byung-hun, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson, RZA and possibly Bruce Willis. Our friends and io9 got a shit ton of plot details from some sort of regurgitated casting call. I don’t want to comment on material taken out of context (which everyone seems to be doing w/ all leaked set photos from The Dark Knight Rises. Calm down nerds), but it all sounds really fucked. Honestly, it reads like a term paper that fulfills the word count requirement and drops in key phrases to demonstrate some familiarity with the material, but is largely filler. Horrible filler.
Whoever said G.I. Joe’s were toys never told John McClane.
Action star Bruce Willis is in talks to join the cast of G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation, with the veteran action joining Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson and RZA as new cast members to the franchise. While Paramount studios has declined to comment on the business deal we have learned, thanks to The Hollywood Reporter, that Willis is in negotiations to play General Joe Colton. If that name sounds familiar to G.I. Joe nerds it should, Joe Colton is the original Joe.
For those that don’t know the man known as Joe Colton , he was the first to get the handle G.I. Joe back in the 1980’s comic book series. First called the ultimate freedom fighting force, his unit later becomes the G.I. Joe strike team. This guy make Snake Eyes look like a bitch.
If Bruce does sign on to join the Jon M. Chu directed movie before it starts filming in October then this will give the Lorenzo di Bonaventura-produced action movie the much needed run for it’s money.
Personally having Willis play the number one Joe would be an added boost to the franchise….. as long as they let him keep that kung-fu grip. We’ll have to wait and see.
G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation is slated for theaters June 29th, 2012.
The sequel to the shit-tastic Rise of Cobra is now to be called G. I. Joe: Retaliation instead of the original Cobra Strikes. Paramount pictures has also given a release date of June 29th 2012 for the John Chu (Step Up 3D) directed picture.Yea… the dance guy is puttin’ his jazz hands all over this. *shakes head*
Members of the first G.I. Joe will return for the sequel including Channing Tatum as Duke, Ray Park as Snake Eyes and Byung Hun-lee as Stormshadow; kinda spoils the surprise there. Newcommers to the franchise are the likes of Dwayne Johnson as Roadblock, Elodie Yung as Jinx, DJ Cotrona as Flint, Adrianne Palicki as Lady Jaye, RZA as The Blind Master, Ray Stevenson as Firefly and Joseph Mazzello was just cast as a character named Mouse.
I have no idea what to expect, but I guess it can’t get an worse than the first film, unless the Joes break into song and dance.
You may know Ray Stevenson from Punisher: War Zone, Thor, and Rome. And, soon, you’ll also know him as Firefly in G.I Joe 2: Cobra Strikes, directed by John Chu. Firefly is an otherwise nameless Cobra contract killer, ninja master, and sabotaging dude (because I’m too cool to say “saboteur”). He’s a pretty badass character. We’ll see how this movie does him justice; if not, the film’s produces will be getting fuckin’ Punished. (Yes, I’m all up in the bad jokes today.)
Other cast members that have been confirmed for this film include: Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Elodie Yung, RZA and D.J. Cotrona. Shooting starts in Louisiana in a few weeks.