"Django Unchained" to release in India next year
After rewriting Holocaust in his "Inglourious Basterds", Oscar-winner Quentin Tarantino has set his eyes on pre-civil war America in "Django Unchained" which releases in India early next year.
The first look poster of the film, released today, shows chains and two men in the backdrop of red. The "Pulp Fiction" director has reunited with Christoph Waltz from "Basterds" but unlike his previous role of sinister Hans Landa, the Austrian actor plays a positive character of German-born bounty hunter Dr King Schultz.
Jamie Foxx plays the titular character, a free slave searching for his wife. Leonardo DiCaprio is playing the antagonist in the movie, Calvin Candie, an infamous plantation owner. Not many know that Tarantino wanted to cast DiCaprio as Landa before settling for Waltz in "Inglourious Basterds", which revolved around a fictional story about the assassination of Hitler.
"Django Unchained" is set in the South two years before the Civil War. The story revolves around Django, who teams up with his former master, German-born bounty hunter Dr King Schultz to find and rescue Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago.
Their search leads them to Calvin Candie, the owner of Candyland, an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody (Kurt Russell) to battle each other for sport.
The film has been 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 US on December 25, 2012, and internationally by Sony Pictures. PTI