Movie News: The First Trailer For Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED Hits...

Written by Kris Heys

Movie News

Django Unchained

Remember that gruelling six or so year wait between JACKIE BROWN and KILL BILL? Frustrating wasn't it. Doubly so because we then had to wait another year and change to even see the second half off that flick! It's awesome to see that Quentin Tarantino has recently upped his game, and nary kept us waiting more than 3 years since, hitting us with GRINDHOUSE/DEATH PROOF, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS and now DJANGO UNCHAINED in just a 5 year period. Good times. So how does DJANGO look? Has he shifted gears and toned down his style to accommodate the very serious subject matter? Will it be as epic as BASTERDS? Which world does it occupy - the Movie Universe or the Movie Movie Universe? Ok, so that last one was for real QT nerds only, but anyway, let's take a look at the debut trailer and see for ourselves...

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Official Synopsis:

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 andSchultz'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, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone.  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.

DJANGO UNCHAINED hits UK cinemas on Djanuary 18th 2013.

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