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Updates on Django Unchained (Currently Shooting) Exec-Producer says "It's gonna be awesome"

by Vanessa Martinez
April 10, 2012 5:57 PM
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Well, filming is currently well underway for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained!

Besides casting notices, we haven't said much else regarding its production process. There's been a few on set pictures floating the web, but none which are particularly interesting.

Tarantino has been busy, shooting in Jackson Hole Wyoming and New Orleans, working with the cast (Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Don Johnson, Christoph Waltz, Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony LaPaglia) and crew.

Unchained, about a slave-turned-bounty hunter Django (Foxx) who sets out to rescue his wife Broomhilda (Washington) from an evil and brutal Mississippi plantation owner with the help of a mentor, is still gearing for a December 25th release date.

In an exclusive interview with SlashFilm, Django's executive producer Michael Shamberg said the following when he was asked about finally seeing some footage from the film:

I’ve seen some stuff and it’s amazing. We’re still shooting and my partner Stacey [Sher] is producing with Pilar Savone who worked for Quentin and Reggie Hudlin. I’m exec-producing and we’re like, maybe, half-way through. You have no idea. It’s the most amazing film cause, as you know, it’s a spaghetti western about slavery and Quentin’s vocabulary is such that it’s just pure entertainment, Leonardo’s the bad guy, it’s gonna be awesome.

There you have it folks! I'm sure this will be one the most, if not THE most, polarizing film this year AND next. Hopefully some footage will surface online soon.

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  • Upfront Productions | April 12, 2012 12:05 PMReply

    Good going. This is a wonderful cast. I can't wait to see the movie. Once it is done I would like to secure Leonardo DiCaprio for our film.
    Mr. DiCaprio, I would greatly appreciate if you will take a look at our script. It took over five years to write and research and has a very significant historical value.
    Thanks in advance!

  • Orville | April 11, 2012 4:57 PMReply

    I am concerned about this movie because Tarantino is known for being graphic. I heard in the script Broomhilda is raped multiple times by white men and she is nude. I am also concerned about how black slaves will be depicted in the movie. I know Django Unchained isn't going to be Roots but I sincerely hope it is not a disservice to African American history. Roots was an incredible movie although it was a television film.

  • john | April 11, 2012 1:30 PMReply

    the script is awesome. black folks shouldn't be offended, but white rednecks should be, since every white person in the film is evil, minus Waltz. oh well. at least America's slavery past is being brought to light...on Christmas Day haha

  • Cherish | April 10, 2012 8:33 PMReply

    I'm glad that's its opening after the Election. Climate too polarized for something like this.

  • Donella | April 10, 2012 7:11 PMReply

    Mandingo [de Laurentis, 1975] with a German dentist.

  • Tamara | April 10, 2012 7:04 PMReply

    I welcome the "pure entertainment" of this "spaghetti-flavored, slavery-western"...polarization and all. I wish I could get a glimpse of Tarantino's "vocabulary"... I'd love to read just a portion of this script, just to see...

  • WOW | April 10, 2012 6:09 PMReply

    "it’s a spaghetti western about slavery" -- wow.

  • Fred Williamson | April 10, 2012 10:29 PM

    Just like "The Legend of Nigger Charley" and "The Soul of Nigger Charley". Can't wait.

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