We have to admit, we toyed around with alternate headlines, and nearly went with: “Poster For ‘Django’ Is ‘Unchained’!” But at any rate, here we are, and let the drooling begin as the Spanish poster for Quentin Tarantino‘s “Django Unchained” has been unveiled with a pretty big and not too surprising nod to the classic western one sheets of yore, all with a little contemporary minimalist modern design sauce thrown in the mix.
The one sheet comes courtesy (and randomly) from Sony Spain’s Twitter account (and good heads up by ScreenCrush). Anyway, you already known the story so we won’t recount it here, but instead, we’ll provide you with a bit of a casting update. Did you know “Justified” star Walton Goggins was in this? We didn’t either and we either missed the announcement, or he was quietly added, like a handful of folks in the last few weeks. We had tipped Goggins in our casting piece way back when for the role of Mr. Stonesiper — one of Calvin Candie’s two slave wranglers — but he got the other one, Billy Crash, instead. And he chatted with GQ about his experience on the film.
“This movie is radical. It’s like a kid walking into a candy store, to use a trite, overused metaphor. I can’t believe it. I just started work this week, and my very first day, I’m looking up, and there’s Quentin. I’m in Quentin’s world, in his imagination,” Goggins enthused. “His cinematic acumen is unparalleled, and he’s able to draw from all these resources, which are all the movies that have ever been made. He’s seen most, if not all of them, and he really is an auteur. He’s a savant auteur who is as passionate and as playful as any artist I’ve ever worked with. His enthusiasm is infectious, and the story is a movie that only Quentin Tarantino could make.”
So yes, he’s excited, and dammit so are we. “Django Unchained” lands on Christmas Day. Full poster below. [Update: North American version now added courtesy of Yahoo].