We’ve got a treat for you today, Masterminds: the teaser trailer for Django Unchained, which hits theaters on December 25th! So, without further ado, we'll let the trailer speak for itself:
It’s been three long years since Inglorious Basterds and if you’re anything like us, you’re itching to see Tarantino’s latest work. Django Unchained follows the story of Django (Jamie Foxx), a freed slave and a bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz, who won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Basterds) as they travel across America to rescue Django’s wife, Broomhilda, from brutal plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).
Django has been in development since 2007, when Tarantino expressed his desire to do a spaghetti western style genre movie that dealt with “America’s past with slavery… everything that America has never dealt with.”
This is the first time Tarantino has done a Western-themed movie, having had previous success with the martial arts (Kill Bill), Blaxploitation (Jackie Brown) and alternate history (Inglorious Basterds) genres. (It is also the first Tarantino movie not edited by longtime editor Sally Menke, who died in 2010).
Jamie Foxx replaces Will Smith in the title role, and from the trailer we’re inclined to think Foxx is the better choice. Christoph Waltz is in top form, infusing his role as bounty hunter Schultz with the same wry humor he brought to his role in Basterds. The visuals are classic Tarantino, the dialogue is snappy, and the action doesn’t stop. Even the trailer’s background music (Ain’t No Grave by Johnny Cash) is perfection. We’ll have to wait another few months for the full trailer, but judging from the teaser trailer alone this is one more QT flick that will not disappoint.
Are you looking forward to Django?