|Tarantino's next romp.|
Quentin Tarantino does Spaghetti-Western.
|This guy. I love. So much.|
|I want one...|
Django Unchained should keep up Tarantino's streak of over-the-top violence and gratuitously gratuitous gut-splattering. Plus Tarantino collaborates with the incredibly talented cinematographer, Robert Richardson. While he is probably not a house-hold name, the three-time Academy Award winner for Best Cinematography has been involved in projects with Tarantino that include the Kill Bills and Inglorious Basterds. Richardson has also been a frequent choice for filmmakers Oliver Stone, Errol Morris, and my hero, Martin Scorsese.
So, Tarantino, Richardson, Spaghetti-Western... the whole thing sounds too good to be true. Oh believe it. You better sit down if you can't handle it because we haven't even gotten to the star-studded cast of A-Listers, who are not only known for their ridiculous good-looks, but also have incredible acting chops to boot.
|Oh yeah. He's in it.|
You have something on your ear...
"Quentin Tarantino does Spaghetti-Western that stars Jaime Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Walz, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, and Sacha Baron Cohen."
Deep breaths... deeeeeeeep breaths...
Well, that sounds awesome, you're probably thinking (YOU BETTER), but the next logical question is, "What's this film even going to be about? I mean, will it be worth my time?"
Uhhhh. Yes. Yes it will. Allow me to explain.
The film works with some pretty heavy material: slavery. And if you know anything about Tarantino, he's not going to make it easy to sit through... It'll be violent, graphic, and pulpy. While I've been geeking out for the last 200 or so words, I do genuinely admire the fact that Tarantino will tackle such a controversial topic.
|Another pic. Of awesomeness.|
Set in the deep south, freed slave, Django (Foxx), and a German-dentist-turned-bounty-hunter, Dr. King Schulze (Walz) hunt down the cruel yet charming plantation owner, Calvin Candie (DiCaprio), to free Django's wife, Broomhilda (Washington).
|Because I wanted a Reservoir Dogs photo.|
Django Unchained comes out Christmas day of 2012. In the meantime, I'll try to stay cool like Fonzi... but don't count on it. Now, time to go fangirl over Reservoir Dogs. Again...
Some fun facts about Django Unchained... Will Smith was in talks to play Django, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt's name was also thrown into the mix to play a role in the film. Kevin Costner and Jonah Hill were tied to the project but had both had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts.