If you needed another excuse to go see Ridley Scott’s Prometheus next month, how about this: the first teaser trailer for Django Unchained will play in front of it. Marketing for the sci-fi pseudo-prequel to Alien has been relatively slow and steady (then again, everything is relatively slow and steady compared to The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises), but we did recently post two new featurettes and a clip in addition to the somewhat spoilery trailer. All just part of the buildup to the June 8th release right around the corner. Django Unchained, on the other hand, won’t open for more than six months after Prometheus, but that doesn’t mean we’ve been resting on our laurels. Hit the jump to see a recap of all of our previous and continuing coverage on both films.
Variety’s Stuart Oldham reported via Twitter that the first teaser trailer for Djano Unchained will play in front of Prometheus. Since the sci-fi epic airs first, here are links to our previous coverage of it:
- Two new featurettes.
- New Clip from the Film
- New Featurette focusing on Charlize Theron’s Character
- Damon Lindelof talks Lost homages, 3D vs. 2D, and further sequels in a Twitter Q&A
- New viral video featuring Noomi Rapace’s character
- A very spoilery TV spot
- The first clip
- Damon Lindelof talks turning an Alien prequel into Prometheus, the viral campaign, revealing too much in trailers, and much more
- 17 new images
- A new featurette
- Confirmation that Prometheus is rated-R
And here’s the official synopsis for Prometheus:
Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.
- Reactions to the first footage from Django Unchained.
- Updates on Kurt Russell and Sacha Baron Cohen exiting the film.
- Samuel L. Jackson talking about Django Unchained.
- The first images from the picture.
- Samuel L. Jackson commenting on how Tarantino and Django Unchained address the issue of slavery.
- The movie’s official synopsis.
- Django Unchained’s first teaser poster.
- Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s exit from the picture.
- The first images of Christoph Waltz in character.
- Set photos from Django Unchained.
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 (Academy Award®-winner Christoph Waltz). 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.
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.
Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie (Academy Award®-nominee Leonardo DiCaprio), the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen (Academy Award®-nominee Samuel L. Jackson), 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…
Written and directed by Academy Award®-winner Quentin Tarantino, DJANGO UNCHAINED is produced by Stacey Sher, Pilar Savone and Reginald Hudlin. The executive producers are Harvey and Bob Weinstein, Michael Shamberg, Shannon McIntosh, and James Skotchdopole. DJANGO UNCHAINED will be released in the U.S. on December 25, 2012, and internationally by Sony Pictures Releasing International.