Check Out The First Poster For Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”

Written by John Shannon. Posted in Movies, News, Posters

Published on April 11, 2012 with No Comments

Sony jut debuted this poster for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, the revenge fueled saga concerning a newly freed slave and his quest to find his long lost love. Tarantino, the auteur behind Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, and Inglourious Basterds, has been shooting Django these past few months with a cast that includes Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L Jackson, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

This poster looks great, with a very Olly Moss-esque design. Of course, the details are in Spanish so this is obviously the film’s international poster. I really hope they keep this design for American audiences. This is something I’d love to hang on my wall, not some poorly photoshopped collage of the flick’s famous faces. [EDIT: Sony released the English version of the poster this morning, so it seems this will be the Stateside design as well. Hooray!!]

Expect Django Unchained to be HUGE, by the way. Basterds got overshadowed by Avatar and Hurt Locker back in 2009, but there doesn’t seem to be anything like that on the horizon to get in Django‘s way, so the Weinstein Company may finally get Tarantino the Best Picture Oscar he deserves. The script is sprawling and wonderful but has a pretty mature tone, so Academy members should have no trouble digesting it. This just might be Tarantino’s year.

Django Unchained hits theaters on Christmas Day, 2012.




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John Shannon

John Shannon studied Creative Writing at the University of Maine where he also served as a film critic for the Maine Campus Newspaper. He currently resides in the greater Portland area of Southern Maine where he works by day and watches film by night. He can be reached via email at refocusjohn@gmail.com and followed on Twitter @JohnWShannon

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