Django Unchained has sort of taken everyone by surprise. Sure, movie fans were expecting something pretty decent from Tarantino, armed with a cast including Jamie Foxx and Christoph Waltz, but critics are unanimous in their praise for the film which briefly held a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Producer Harvey Weinstein had floated the idea of splitting Django into two movies, though Tarantino insisted that cinemagoers must follow the story through to the end, in one go. Though rumors of a sequel have been bubbling away for a couple of weeks now, Jamie Foxx is the first cast-member to speak enthusiastically about a second movie. During an interview with Vanity Fair, the Oscar winner spoke in detail about the prospect of furthering Django's story, saying, "I would definitely be interested to see where Django and his wife go. Or just other adventures. There's stories of John Brown, the abolitionist-maybe he runs into John Brown or Harriet Tubman. But he's definitely on the run up in the North, and down South there's "Wanted" posters, but no one really knows what Django looks like," he added, "They only saw him for a second. So there could be a poster and it could look like Don Cheadle or something. You know what I'm saying?" Hmm, seems as though his ideas are pretty vivid - perhaps he's been speaking with Tarantino?
Django Unchained hits theaters in the U.S. on Christmas Day, for all who movie buffs who fancy a generous helping of blood, gore and violence to go with your turkey.