A new trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained features a track from hit recording artist, John Legend. We also get a little bit of new footage that shows Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) training up Django (Jamie Foxx) in the ways of gun-fighting and bounty-hunting.
The film also stars Kerry Washington, Leonard DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, M.C. Gainey, Walton Goggins, Garrett Dillahunt, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, and Tom Savini. Django Unchained opens on Christmas Day. More information on the Django Unchained soundtrack can be found right here. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer and listen to Legend’s track, “Who Did That To You?”
Yesterday, we reported that toymaker NECA was planning to release action figures based on Aliens as well as a replica of the gravity gun from Half-Life. Now they have even more good stuff on the ways: Django Unchained dolls! Yes, you can play in your very own Big House with dolls for Django (Jamie Foxx), Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz), Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), Butch (James Remar), Stephen (Samuel L. Jackson), and Broomhilda (Kerry Washington). While NECA are calling these “action figures”, these toys are dolls. Dolls have cloth clothing. The only thing missing is a pull string that makes the dolls utter racial epithets.
Hit the jump see images of these toys and find out where you can buy them.
Casting is underway on the sequel to Disney’s The Muppets, and Modern Family star Ty Burrell is the first actor to officially sign on to the project. We previously heard that Christoph Waltz was in talks to play an Interpol agent in the Europe-set follow-up, but the actor’s schedule forced him to drop out of the running. Heat Vision reports that Burrell will now take over the role, with The Muppets director James Bobin returning to direct from a script he co-wrote with Nicholas Stoller.
Plot details are under wraps, but we know that the pic is a caper and production is set to begin early next year in London. In addition to Burrell’s Interpol agent, the story also involves a Russian Femme Fatale. We should hear more casting news soon as the production’s start date looms closer. The untitled Muppets sequel is set for release on December 20, 2013.
A batch of funstuffs from writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Django Unchained has landed online. Don Johnson appeared on The Tonight Show last night, where he debuted the first clip from Tarantino’s highly anticipated (that’s an understatement) Western. The clip is downright great, as we see Jamie Foxx’s Django and Christoph Waltz’s Colonel Shultz riding up to an estate owned by a very Colonel Sanders-esque Johnson. December 25th simply cannot get here soon enough.
Hit the jump to check out the clip, as well as a new TV spot and a couple of new images. The film also stars Kerry Washington, Leonard DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, M.C. Gainey, Walton Goggins, Garrett Dillahunt, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, and Tom Savini. Django Unchained opens on Christmas Day.
It’s only been three years since writer/director Quentin Tarantino’s last masterwork hit screens, but the wait for his Inglourious Basterds follow-up has nevertheless felt much longer. At last Django Unchained is set to be unleashed across the country over the upcoming Christmas holiday, but the first screenings of the film took place this past weekend. Tarantino has yet to make an outright bad movie (the quality of Death Proof may or may not be a point of contention), so hopes have been high for the Western Django Unchained. Full reviews are still under embargo, but a few well-respected professionals provided some quick reactions on Twitter following the first screenings, and it appears that QT has delivered yet another winner with an especially keen sense of humor. Moreover, the runtime has been revealed to be a lengthy 2 hours and 40 minutes. Hit the jump to read some reactions.
The final trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained has landed and it’s punctuated with gun shots and one-liners. There’s not much here you haven’t seen already but that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable. And if you liked the song that accompanied the trailer (Rick Ross’ “100 Black Coffins”), you’ll be happy to find the full soundtrack listing and info on how to pre-order it after the jump.
Starring Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonard DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, M.C. Gainey, Walton Goggins, Garrett Dillahunt, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, and Tom Savini, Django Unchained opens on December 25th. Hit the jump to watch the trailer and find out more about the soundtrack.
New 60-second TV spots have been released for Django Unchained. For those unfamiliar with the film, Jamie Foxx stars as the titular Django, an escaped slave who goes to rescue his wife (Kerry Washington) from sadistic plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio) by teaming up with bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz). These TV spots are in line with all the other ads we’ve seen, and it looks like The Weinstein Company is just about done showing off new footage, which is fine by me. While other potential Oscar-contenders like Zero Dark Thirty and Les Miserables have already begun to build buzz, Django still remains under wraps, although with yearly awards from critics’ groups closing in, the silence will break soon enough.
Hit the jump to check out the TV spots. The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson, M.C. Gainey, Walton Goggins, Garrett Dillahunt, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, and Tom Savini. Django Unchained opens on December 25th.
The 2013 awards race is in full swing, and what better way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday then to take a closer look at how the categories are shaping up thus far? Over the next few days we’re providing a bit of an overview of what the state of the race looks like at this point in time. Yesterday we ran down the contenders for Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, and today we’ll be taking a look at the fiercely competitive categories for Best Actor and Best Actress. Hit the jump to read on.
A new trailer for the 20th Century Fox animated film Epic has been released. The story tells of a hidden land deep in the forest where the battle between the forces of good and evil continues under our very noses. A teenage girl is magically transported into their secret universe by shrinking down to their size, where she must combine forces with an assortment of colorful characters in order to save both worlds. The pic still looks a little like Ferngully 2013, but I’m not entirely sure that’s a bad thing. There’s more humor in this trailer than in the first, and the “miniaturized” story device should provide for some fun set pieces in the forest.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film features the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz, Beyonce Knowles, Pitbull, Jason Sudeikis, Steven Tyler, Aziz Ansari, Blake Anderson, and Judah Friedlander. Epic opens in 3D on May 24, 2013.
After previously seeing a number of impressive character posters for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Django Unchained, the first theatrical one-sheet has now been released. I love the color scheme, as the characters are shown in black and white backed by a splatter of bright red blood. The poster also boasts the film’s tagline and teases Tarantino’s swell cast of Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, “and Don Johnson as Big Daddy.”
Hit the jump to check out the poster in full. Django Unchained opens on Christmas Day.
The first images from the set of director Terry Gilliam’s upcoming sci-fi film The Zero Theorem have surfaced, and they’re unsurprisingly a little out there. The film stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management, a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation. We recently learned that Matt Damon would be reteaming with Gilliam for a small role in the pic, and these first set photos give us a look at Damon’s fantastically flamboyant character. The actor recently revealed that he ran into a bit of trouble when he had to shave his head for Elysium reshoots, but Gilliam decided to take advantage of the look and present Damon in a way he’s never been seen before.
Hit the jump to check out the images, which also include a glimpse of Waltz’s bald lead character. The film also stars Tilda Swinton.
It’s been a while since we’ve had some Muppets news, but it now appears that we’ve learned who may be playing the new film’s villain. We know that The Muppets director James Bobin has been working on the script for the sequel with Muppets co-writer Nicholas Stoller, and now Variety’s Marc Graser reports via Twitter that Oscar winner Christoph Waltz is set to play an Interpol agent in the film. Stoller previously revealed that the film will be a caper, and Graser adds that the story will find the Muppets “running around in Europe.”
It’s a minor bit of news with few details, but Bobin, Stoller, and Jason Segel knocked last year’s redo out of the park so I’m eager to see where they take the characters in the sequel. Segel won’t have a hand in the script this time around, but it’s possible that he’ll make a cameo in the follow-up. Hopefully we hear more Muppets 2 news soon.
New images have surfaced for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained and they show off our first looks at co-stars Walton Goggins (The Shield) and Don Johnson (Miami Vice) in costume. Goggins stars as Billy Crash, a ruthless overseer of Cavin Candie’s (Leonardo DiCaprio) plantation and trainer for slaves who will be pitted against each other in a fight to the death. Johnson is expected to star in the film as Spencer Gordon Bennet, a fellow slave owner who encounters Django (Jamie Foxx) and Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) whilst they are in pursuit of their bounty.
Django Unchained, also starring Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson and Franco Nero, opens in the U.S. on Christmas Day. Hit the jump to see the new images.
Johnny Depp is in negotiations to lead Transcendence, the directorial debut from The Dark Knight Rises cinematographer Wally Pfister. When the project was announced back in March, details were being kept under wraps. The plot is still being kept under wraps other than the film now having a title. So what does “Transcendence” refer to and why keep the logline secret? Perhaps it could be too confusing or difficult to distill into a single sentence, although when Inception was announced, all we knew was it was a thriller “set in the architecture of the mind.” It was intriguing even though it explained absolutely nothing.
Depp will next be seen in Gore Verbinski‘s The Lone Ranger, which opens July 3, 2013. Hit the jump for the press release regarding Transcendence, which is scheduled to begin shooting early next year. [Update: Hit the jump for more details about the project.]
As we close in on Quentin Tarantino‘s Django Unchained (only two months away!), another trailer has popped up online. While the latest domestic trailer was pretty good, this new international trailer is absolutely terrific. It provides our best look at the film yet with plenty of new footage (some could argue a little too much), plot details, and character motivations. And all of it looks amazing. Also, it’s pretty easy to win me over when your spaghetti western-style movie leads off its trailer with the theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, M.C. Gainey, Walton Goggins, Garrett Dillahunt, Dennis Christopher, Gerald McRaney, Laura Cayouette, Don Johnson, Tom Savini, and Samuel L. Jackson. Django Unchained opens December 25th.