Monday, May 28, 2012

Link Up With Tarantino's "Django Unchained"

Sneak Peek more new images, plus footage from director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming western action feature "Django Unchained" :

"...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 Oscar-winner Tarantino, "Django Unchained" is produced by Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin. Executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole.

The title of Tarantino's film, refers to director Sergio Corbucci's 1966 'spaghetti western' feature "Django", starring actor Franco Nero, about a gunslinger who rescues a woman from bandits.

No stranger to the "Django" canon of films, Tarantino had a featured cameo in director Takashi Miike's 2007 Japanese feature "Sukiyaki Western Django".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Quentin Tarantino in "Sukiyaki Western Django"...