The first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s new Southern never had the attitude of what we expected from the master of genre mash-up. What he promised for his new film hybrid was a Sergio Leone-style Spaghetti Western, set in the cruel world of the pre-Civil War South.
Instead, we got James Brown and a more “Jackie Brown” vibe, but this new one-minute spot for “Django Unchained” (via Yahoo! Movies) switches up the music, letting us see more of what we can expect from Tarantino his time around.
Check out the new trailer after the jump!
The music you’re hearing is a remix of Ennio Morricone’s original score from Leone’s “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” It gives much of the same footage from the first trailer a very different, more Western flavor.
Another key ingredient missing from the first trailer was Samuel L. Jackson, a Tarantino regular. In “Django Unchained,” Jackson plays Stephen, one of Calvin Candie’s slaves, who holds a great deal of sway over his master.
For Stephen, Jackson ups his on-screen age with the help of some makeup and white hair. He shows up twice, albeit briefly, but long enough to make it count for fans eager to see what kinds of crazy he pulls off this time.
“Django Unchained” opens in theaters on December 25. Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, and Leonardo DiCaprio also star in the film.
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