Empire’s annual Oscar edition is out this week and they’ve got not one but three different covers (depending on the edition that you get) all featuring Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained.
Thanks to our friends at TheFilmStage, we also have a couple of scans from inside the mag.
We also have two new tv spots. The first, for the domestic market is very similar to the last two we’ve seen, but is slightly different. The 2nd is for the Hong Kong market and contains quite a bit of new footage.
Holy Schikey I can’t wait for this movie!
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 Speck (James Remar) 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…
Django Unchained also stars Zoe Bell, Don Johnson, Franco Nero, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern, M.C . Gainey, RZA, James Russo, Dennis Christopher, Tom Wopat and Lewis Smith. Harvey and The Weinstein Company will open Django Unchained in the U.S. on December 25 and in the UK on 19th January. You can see all of our coverage here.