Cannes got to see footage of Django Unchained. Here is how it was described as reported by Guardian.
Django Unchained is about something on which Hollywood is traditionally very reticent: slavery. To the music of Johnny Cash and James Brown, a weird drama of violent revenge in the Old South unfolds. Christoph Waltz is a bizarre travelling dentist, whose profession is, in fact, a cover for his activities as bounty hunter, gunfighter and assassin.
With maximum and freaky violence, he frees a slave called Django, played by Jamie Foxx, and they track down some brothers with whom he has business.
Django wears an electric blue suit and a stylishly raked hat, and they encounter a very haughty slave owner, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. We don't get to see what Samuel L Jackson actually does in the movie, other than checking him in the credits.
The footage looks good – of course it would – but it's impossible to tell what the movie is going to be like. It could be brilliant, like Kill Bill, or underwhelming like Inglourious Basterds. Well, the chains come off at Christmas and we'll see then.
A “bizarre traveling dentist”, whose actually a bounty hunter? Hmm. If anyone can pull that off it’s Tarantino - Here’s to hoping it will be more like Kill Bill.