Here it is, the much anticipated first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie Django Unchained.
Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, (who sounds very much like Werner Herzog), Leonardo DiCaprio and Don Johnson, set in the deep south in the 1800’s it tells the story of a slave freed by a German bounty hunter, who both then work together to find the slave’s missing wife who has been captured by a sadistic plantation owner. Apparently the film is peppered with cameo appearances including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Samuel L Jackson and Kurt Russell.
The title of this latest Tarantino joint might be familiar to some of you who remember a 1966 movie called simply Django which garnered cult status for many years. It starred Franco Nero as a drifter, (who carried with him a large coffin which housed an even larger gatling gun), who spent the entire film seeking revenge for the death of his wife. For those movie affeciandos out there Nero pops up in the final frame of this trailer with Jamie Foxx in what appears to be a tribute cameo from the original Django. Nice touch.