Film fans excited by Tarantino's 'Django Unchained' trailer

Director Quentin Tarantino (C) poses with Leonardo DiCaprio, Kerry Washington, Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz during the Django launch. Photo: Reuters

Fans looking forward to the latest Quentin Tarantino film "Django Unchained" got a sneak peek today, with the release of a teaser trailer for the action packed period piece.

The film stars Oscar winner Jamie Foxx in the title role as a freed slave who is befriended by a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz), who helps Django free his wife from the evil plantation owner Calvin Candie.

The film also stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kerry Washington.

The trailer shows a film with classic Tarantino qualities - excessive violence, unlikely friendships, and genre blending, combining American old-west visuals with retro-1970s funk music.

It is Tarantino's ninth directed feature and is planned for a December 25th (2012) release date.

'Django' trended worldwide on Twitter for most of the day as excited film fans shared links to the trailer.


Tarantino is one my favorite directors. Can't wait to see Django Unchained.