Django Unchained is Quentin Tarantino’s next film, an homage to Spaghetti Westerns. The plot revolves around an ex slave who fights a plantation owner to free his slave wife.
Django is the main character. He’s a freed slave who studies under the tutelage of a German bounty hunter and becomes a bounty hunter himself. Oh, and he’s a badass.
Once he’s thoroughly badassified, Django sets out to free his wife, who is still bound as a slave. The plantation owner is an evil man. There will be a shootout methinks.
Not a ton of details are known right now, but obviously Quentin Tarantino is directing a script he wrote. So it’ll be cool. The cast will also likely be pretty darn good. Let your hopes get up.
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 Trailer
Movie Release Date
December 25, 2012.
Who’s In It?
Will Smith has been rumored for the part of Django, and Christopher Waltz has also be rumored to be in the film. Franco Nero and Treat Williams may also have parts.
What’s Good About It?
A film by Quentin Tarantino with Will Smith in the lead? I think I’ll enjoy this. Also, Westerns rock when they’re done at least halfway well.
What’s Bad About It?
Still too early too really say too much more.
Our Clever Prediction
I think it’s definitely possible that Django Unchained will be the film Will Smith wins an Oscar for. It depends on the tone Tarantino goes for, but it is a definite possibility.