Trailer for New Quentin Tarantino Film to Debut in June
If you’re tired of watching “Pulp Fiction” and “Jackie Brown” over and over again on your puny HD TV, you ought to head to theaters June 8. The first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s new feature film “Django Unchained” is rumored to play in front of the new Ridley Scott film “Prometheus.”
According to a tweet from Variety’s Stuart Oldham, a teaser for Tarantino’s latest film will run before the new pseudo-“Alien” movie. The news comes just a few weeks after the cult favorite director showed 10 minutes of footage to folks at the Cannes Film Festival.
Set for release on Christmas Day, “Django Unchained” tell the story of Django (Jamie Foxx), a freed slade who travels across the country to save his wife from plantation owner Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio.) He is aided in his quest by bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christopher Waltz). You might recognize Waltz from his role as sadistic German Colonel Hans Landa in Tarantino’s 2009 film “Inglorious Basterds.”
Long-time Tarantino alumni, Samuel L. Jackson, also makes an appearance in the film. Jackson plays Stephen, Candie’s house slave. He has appeared in most of Tarantino’s films, including “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown,” “Kill Bill” and “Inglorious Basterds.”
Playing the trailer in front of “Prometheus” seems an odd choice at first. If you’ve seen any of Tarantino’s other films, you’d know his films aren’t exactly sci-fi. The audiences for “Prometheus” and “Django Unchained,” are, in fact, quite similar (see: comic book convention-attending, pop-culture nerds.)
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About John Brhel John Brhel is a freelance writer from upstate New York that enjoys picking apart life's idiosyncrasies and listening to Huey Lewis & the News.