‘DJANGO UNCHAINED’ Producer Offers Filming Update. Do Need.

Django Unchained  is dropping this year and just thinking about it has me grinding into my computer chair and yelling “Homage!”, “Witty dialogue!”, “Auteur!” I can’t wait. While everything has been quiet on the (spaghetti) western front (hey man that’s a good one), the executive producer has offered up some tidbits.


After a barrage of casting news followed by some very basic set photos, all’s been quiet on the Django Unchained front for some time now. That’s because writer/director Quentin Tarantino has been working hard with his amazing cast (Jamie Foxx, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Don Johnson, Christoph Waltz, Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Anthony LaPaglia) to complete the film, which is aimed at a December 25 release date.

So while we have yet to see or hear anything from the film, I asked the executive producer Michael Shamberg when that might change. We were on the set of his next film, Dylan Kidd’s Get A Job starring Miles Teller, Bryan Cranston and Anna Kendrick, and he obliged with a small update. Read his quote after the jump.

Here’s what Shamberg said when I asked when we may see some footage from Django Unchained:

I’ve seen some stuff and it’s amazing. We’re still shooting and my partner Stacey [Sher] is producing with Pilar Savone who worked for Quentin and Reggie Hudlin. I’m exec-producing and we’re like, maybe, half-way through. You have no idea. It’s the most amazing film cause, as you know, it’s a spaghetti western about slavery and Quentin’s vocabulary is such that it’s just pure entertainment, Leonardo’s the bad guy, it’s gonna be awesome.

My body is ready. So ready. Dripping and flexing. Prepared.