There’s not much else that we here at The Movies still have left to say about Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Western, Django Unchained. Or rather, there’s nothing we can say, since our jaws are still dragging around in the dirt after the sheer coolness of the last trailer.
And just when we start to reclaim a semblance of control over our saliva glands, these 5 super cool new character posters get released.
I love the simplicity of these posters. They’re pretty spartan in their design, yet they all still have (pardon the pun) character, especially that Jamie Foxx one, which is giving me a serious Clint Eastwood vibe.
And just in case you’ve forgotten exactly who these people are and what makes them special, here’s that rather lengthy synopsis to remind you.
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 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…
Django Unchained is out on Christmas Day this year.
Last Updated: October 19, 2012