Stylistically influenced by the Spaghetti Westerns of Italian masters like Sergio Leone, this film is basically a Western that takes place in the Antebellum South. Dr. King Schultz, a dentist-turned-bounty-hunter, liberates the eponymous slave, and the two rapidly become a nigh-unstoppable mercenary duo. When Django decides to find his enslaved wife Broomhilda, Schultz assists him in tracking her down and freeing her from the clutches of Calvin Candie, a plantation owner who is beyond unsavory.
Jamie Foxx gets a good amount of time here as Django, and he's clearly having fun in the role of a former slave with a righteous cause. Even with Leonardo DiCaprio sinking his teeth into the first villain he's ever played (and a miserable son of a bitch Calvin Candie is), the trailer is pretty much the Christoph Waltz show, as the man who so perfectly brough Nazi nutjob Hans Landa to the screen gets a very different roles courtesy of Mr. Tarantino.
Actually, I take that back. Watch the trailer below and you'll see that is undoubtedly the Quentin Tarantino show.
After some folks jumped the gun with the trailer's online premiere earlier today, it was promptly pulled offline before debuting officially at Fandango. Order is restored to the universe and we can simply bask in this magnificent bit of trailering.
Taraninto is once again worker with master-cinematographer Robert Richardson, who previously shot both volumes of Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds. After the untimely passing of his editor Sally Menke, who cut all of Tarantino's films prior to this one, the director is collaborating with Fred Raskin, assistant editor on the Kill Bill films and editor Fast Five.
The trailer contains a look at Kery Washington as Broomhilda. You can also glimpse James Remar as Ace Speck, as well as Don Johnson in full Colonel Sanders gear. There wasn't a hint of Samuel L. Jackson as Candie's loyal, manipulative personal valet Stephen. The cast also includes Tom Savini, Michael Ball, Bruce Dern, Franco Nero, Zoe Bell, Walton Goggins, and Zoe Bell.
Prepare yourself for Django Unchained by rewatching the trailer several times between now and December 25th.