Six new pics for DJANGO UNCHAINED, Quentin Tarantino's homage to spaghetti Westerns hitting theaters on December 25, have appeared online and confirmed that, yes, it still looks like WILD WILD WEST. Not the original Robert Conrad version but the Will Smith one. The giant robo-spider one. You know what I'm talking about. Don't pretend like you don't.
And while I'm totally looking forward to this and have complete faith that QT will deliver the goods, I can't help but feel like DJANGO UNCHAINED is going to end up being a mild, if not severe, box office disappointment. Modern audiences don't really dig traditional, spaghetti, or mash-up westerns anymore. It's a dead genre at the multiplex.
So that means Tarantino is either going to hit big with this flick and revive the genre ...or he'll tank hard and suffer his first underperformer since JACKIE BROWN. Either way, that last pic is of QT framing a shot of Foxx's crotch. Creepy.
USELESS KNOWLEDGE: Will Smith, Idris Elba and Chris Tucker were considered for the role of Django. Quentin Tarantino actually wrote the role with Smith in mind, and Smith's agents and manager wanted him to accept it, but Smith ultimately decided to pass. Tarantino then offered the part to Jamie Foxx, who accepted.