Production Wraps on Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED

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Quentin Tarantino has finally completed principal photography on his latest feature, Django Unchained, merely months before the film is scheduled to be released.  Producer Stacey Sher announced the news on her Facebook page, noting that filming lasted 126 days (or 130, apparently depending on who’s counting) and took place in Simi Valley, California, Wyoming’s frozen Grand Tetons, the Alabama Hills in California, and “the swamps and plantations” of New Orleans.

Though some may be worried that QT only has a short amount of time to put the film together before it hits theaters, it’s common for productions to simultaneously edit footage while filming is still taking place.  Hit the jump for more, including Sher’s full statement on the production wrap.

django-unchained-quentin-tarantino-movie-image-set-photoOf note is the fact that Django Unchained will be Tarantino’s first film without longtime editor Sally Menke.  Truly a master in her field, Menke edited every single one of Tarantino’s features before she sadly passed away suddenly during a heat wave last year.  In her stead, Tarantino has been working with Fred Raskin, who edited Fast Five and worked as an assistant editor on both Kill Bill films and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Boogie Nights and Punch-Drunk Love.

For those unaware, the film takes place in the antebellum South and centers Django (Jamie Foxx), a freed slave who goes to find his wife (Kerry Washington) by teaming up with a bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz).  Their search leads them to “Candieland”, the plantation of the cruel and vicious Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).  The footage we’ve seen so far has been fantastic, and I was physically giddy after the sizzle reel Tarantino showed us at Comic-Con.  The film looks to have that distinct Tarantino sensibility, and I really think we’re in for a treat come December 25th.

django-unchained-movie-image-jamie-foxx-leonardo-dicaprioRead Sher’s full statement below (via Thompson on Hollywood):

Well, we did it! At 1:23 AM, we wrapped up the extraordinary journey that has been the filming of Django Unchained. 126 (or 130 depending on who is doing the counting) of challenging, magical, incredible adventures from Simi Valley, to the Alabama Hills, to the frozen Grand Tetons, to the swamps and plantations of New Orleans and back to Simi Valley once again! It has been an honor to go on this epic journey with the greatest partners: My fellow producers, the unbelievably brilliant cast, the most inspiring and hardworking crew (not to mention the most fun) all brought together by the genius and imagination of QT! Post Production here we come! Django, we will never forget you.

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  • IncrediBrad

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  • Underground Anthem TX

    Seeing as how QT rarely employs much in the way of digital FX, I can’t see why they should have that many problems in post. That gives them a good 3-4 months to lock the pic. I want to be watching Django on Christmas!

    Really sucks that Sally Menke won’t be able to edit; has the studio or producers said who will be stepping in?

    • Person

      Read the article, son.

      • Underground Anthem TX

        Thanks, Dad!

      • Strong Enough

        lmaooo

  • Person

    “In her stead, Tarantino has been working with Fred Raskin…”

    Read the article, son.

    • Underground Anthem TX

      Got it the second time, too. Thanks again, Dad!

      • Anonymous

        Read the article, son.

  • Tank

    This movie is gonna be off the chain, yo! Pun intended, y’all! Ha!

  • Mikey Filmz

    Today is July 25th , Christmas is literally 5 months away. Is that really not enough time to edit a movie withought any magor cgi work ?

    • Iadge

      The Cannes cut of Inglourious Basterds was edited in six weeks. Django started shooting in like November, so I wouldn’t be surprised if 30-40% of it was already done. Five months sounds pretty reasonable for a film that doesn’t need ILM or WETA work.

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  • Big Tony

    Nice of QT to name yet another movie after my dog Djang the Gypsy! He is a 7 year old Chihuaha named after the jazz guitarist Django Reinhart. QT made the mostly unknown asian themed Spaggetti Western Django and now is using the name agin for Django Unchained. I am curious his facination with the name and why my dog doesn’t have a cameo in the movie!!!!

  • Big Tony

    Hey Q if you are going to keep naming movies after my chihuha (Django the Gypsy) at least put him in one! Spagetti Western Django (for the die hard QT fans who actually saw it) and now Django Unchained. My 7 year old chi is so f*ck*ng cool and has a giantic c*ck! He would be hilarios humping something in the back round of one of your movies! He is the Ron Jeremy of the dog park, short, fat, hair and hung.

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