First Poster For Quentin Tarantino's Spaghetti Western 'Django Unchained'

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Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. And while production is still chugging along in New Orleans, we get our first look at a teaser poster for the QT’s foray into the western genre.

Actually, the poster was preceded by a Spanish-language version of the exact same artwork. Who knows how or why this came out before the domestic version, but it led to some widespread internet skepticism as to the poster’s authenticity. However this was shortly followed by the domestic poster popping up at the official website. The art is low-key and minimal, just red and black, featuring the silhouettes of two men, presumably Jamie Foxx as Django and Christoph Waltz as Dr. King Schultz.

Here’s a synopsis:

Django is a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz. 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, the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. Django and Schultz’s search ultimately leads them to Calvin Candie, the proprietor of “Candyland,” an infamous plantation where slaves are groomed by trainer Ace Woody to battle each other for sport. Exploring the compound under false pretenses, Django and Schultz arouse the suspicion of Stephen, 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…

The sprawling revenge tale also stars Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Walton Goggins, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Don Johnson, and James Remar.

Django Unchained exacts vengeance on Christmas 2012.

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