Those lucky enough to attend the Cannes Film Festival got to see a sneak peek of Quentin Tarantino‘s upcoming film Django Unchained. As you can imagine, those who saw it said it was nothing short of brilliant. So while we await footage from the movie to appear – it has been confirmed that there is a trailer attached to Prometheus – we got a collection of new photos, which should be more than enough to whet your appetite.
Tarantino’s spaghetti western-esque film star follows Django (Jamie Foxx) has he partners up with a German dentist turn bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) to rescue his wife (Kerry Washington) from twisted plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).
There are a lot of cool things to see, we even get a look at Tarantino in cowboy getup. But is he just just dressing up or will he have a cameo in the film? You can click on the thumbnails below for the full image. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, M.C. Gainey, Garrett Dillahunt, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, and Tom Savini. Django Unchained opens December 25th.
Here is the new updated synopsis for 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 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.