Django Unchained Rides Into Town For (Another) Final Trailer
12.24.12 by Ryan
One (more) last look at Tarantino's latest classic.
The supposed "final" trailer for writer-director Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Django Unchained was released earlier this month, but now that the movie has been nominated for five Golden Globes (including Best Motion Picture - Drama) and placed on several "best of 2012" year-end lists, the Weinstein Company has unveiled yet another trailer.
The plot has remained the same: Django (Jamie Foxx) is freed from slavery by German dentist King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) and becomes a bounty hunter in hopes of finding the man (Leonardo DiCaprio) who owns his wife (Kerry Washington). The latest trailer is enhanced by a new track from John Legend titled "Who Did That to You?" as it reveals new footage from the upcoming release.
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Django Unchained runs a lengthy 165 minutes, which isn't that long really, when you consider that the movie's competition is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Still, Tarantino told The Playlist during the Django Unchained press day that an even longer version exists and that he might release it one day.
I'm not exactly sure [when I might]. I'm going to wait until the film goes around the world, does what it does. And then I'm going to make a decision. I make these scripts that are almost novels. If I had to do this whole thing over again I would have published this as a novel and done this after the fact. Maybe next time. I could do what Kevin Costner did with the expanded edition of Dances with Wolves, and I could very well do that. Because if I put some of that in I have to change the story. But I want this version to be the story for a while.
Those that can't wait until Christmas Day for the movie, Tarantino has supplied commentary for a scene from the movie for The New York Times' "Anatomy Of a Scene" series. While spoilers abound in the scene, one that follows King Schultz (Waltz) as he arrives at Calvin Candie's (DiCaprio) ranch and sets up a meeting with Broomhilda (Washington), Tarantino's insight is always fascinating.
The Django Unchained cast also includes Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers), Don Johnson (Machete), Tom Wopat (Dukes of Hazard), James Remar (Warriors, Dexter), James Russo (Public Enemies), Walton Goggins (Predators), who briefly appears in the international trailer and Jonah Hill (Moneyball).