Tarantino unlocks Django at Comic-Con

Mon July 16, 2012 3:11pm

Director Quentin Tarantino receives a raucous welcome by some 7000 audience members at the annual event, as he reveals explosive clips of his upcoming slave revenge movie.

Director Quentin Tarantino unlocked the secrets of his upcoming action flick Django Unchained at Comic-Con with explosive clips of the slave revenge movie, which takes place in the pre-Civil War US South.

The director entered the pop culture convention's main hall in his trademark quirky sunglasses and a fedora, and was given a raucous welcome by some 7000 audience members, some of who waited overnight to hear him speak.

Django Unchained, due in Australian cinemas in January, is the latest from the maker of Kill Bill and Pulp Fiction. He was joined in a panel by actors Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Don Johnson and Walter Groggins.

Until the appearance, little was known about the film. Tarantino said he still had one last week of shooting. He revealed that Jonah Hill is playing a racist and confirmed Sacha Baron Cohen will not be appearing.

The story follows Django (Foxx), a black slave freed by a rebel dentist-turned-bounty hunter, Dr. King Schultz (Waltz). The pair embark on a bloody bounty hunting expedition to rescue Django's captured slave wife, Broomhilda (Washington).

Fans were treated to an eight-minute promotional film reel showing scenes of Foxx and Waltz taking down villains, including Johnson and Leonardo DiCaprio. The gritty footage featured the director's trademark violence fused with sharp humor and western music.

"One of the fun things was to take the Western genre that we know so well and place it in the Antebellum South and put a black character in the middle of it. Do the Western cliches, but do them in the South," said Tarantino.

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