Quentin and cast made a very special appearance on the weekend at Comic-Con to pay homage to his new spaghetti western Django Unchained due for release Christmas Day.
The upcoming feature is a pre-civil war epic that follows Django, a slave that is played by Jamie Foxx, who is unshackled and mentored in the business of killing by Dr. King Shultz, a dentist/bounty hunter that is played by Christoph Waltz (“Inglourious Basterds”). “Django Unchained” is loosely based on Italian filmmaker Sergio Corbucci’s “Django” from 1966 that is recognized as being one of the bloodiest movies of the time. Tarantino referenced Corbucci as an influence throughout the panel.
Tarantino went on to say that “Django Unchained” is a story about a slave but is not a movie about slavery. He just wanted the issues around slavery to be part of the story. His goal was to create a classic trope in the vein of “Nevada Smith,” “Day of Anger” and “Empire Strikes Back.” He also revealed that Jonah Hill would play one of the pre Ku Klux Klan-esque Regulators who are trying to track down Waltz and Foxx.
Jamie Foxx revealed that Tarantino had major concerns about his ability to play the role since he lived the life of a privileged celebrity. Foxx said that his childhood had some basic parallels and mentioned the discrimination that he faced as a child growing up and being called “n—–” by adults.
Is anyone else dying to see this movie?