The second international trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s newest film, “Django Unchained,” slated for release on Christmas Day, has finally been released.
The two-minute-long trailer gives fans a wider glimpse of the film’s characters than the previous trailer, most notably Calvin Candie, the villainous slave owner played by Leonardo DiCaprio. “Django” also stars returning Tarantino veterans Samuel L. Jackson (“Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown,” “Kill Bill Vol. 2”) and Christoph Waltz (“Inglorious Basterds”), as well as new collaborators like Jamie Foxx, Jonah Hill, Kerry Washington and Amber Tamblyn.
The second trailer for the Spaghetti Western features a more linear plot line than previous trailers, some of which were pieced together with out-of-sequence clips.
The new trailer follows a slave named Django (Foxx) who is discovered and freed by Dr. King Schultz (Waltz), a dentist-turned-bounty hunter. Schultz takes on Django as a protégé, training him to be an assassin with the promise that he will do what he can to help him find his wife (Washington). When Schultz finds out that Django’s wife has been bought by Calvin Candie and has become a servant on his aptly named plantation, “Candyland,” the two set out to free her.
The official synopsis reads, "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 … 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,” reported IMDB.
"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," the synopsis continues.
"Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie … Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen… 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."
Fans may also be interested to know that Django’s wife, the unfortunately-named Broomhilda von Shaft, is intended as homage to the 1971 film “Shaft.” Tarantino teased the connection at the film’s Cannes screening, reported NY Magazine.
"Her and Django will eventually have a baby, and then that baby will have a baby, and that baby will have a baby, and that baby will have a baby, and that baby will have a baby ... and one of these days, John Shaft will be born," explained Tarantino. "John Shaft started with this lady here and this man here! They're the great-great-great-grandparents of 'Shut your mouth!'”
Although the film won’t be released in theaters until Dec. 25th, it’s already garnering acclaim for Tarantino. According to the movies and gaming blog We Got This Covered, “Django” is already generating intense Oscar buzz, and it earned Tarantino a Hollywood Screeenwriter Award for the film’s screenplay.
To see the second international trailer for “Django Unchained” check out the video below.