Harvey Weinstein Talks ‘Django Unchained,’ ‘Intouchables’: Intelligence High, Body Count Higher (VIDEO)
Watch the new trailer and hear why Weinstein is raving about the Django and Untouchables after the jump.
Celebuzz had the opportunity to chat with Weinstein during the Australians in Film Awards, which coincided with the release of a new 60-second television trailer for the film. Major buzz and excitement for the movie is building around the internet, despite there being almost six months to go before the film’s Christmas Day release.
“Having been on set just recently in New Orleans, the intelligence is high and the body count is higher,” Weinstein, 60, told Celebuzz on the red carpet.
Django Unchained — the story of a slave-turned-bounty hunter who’s trying to rescue his wife — already has a massive list of names behind it.
The A-List cast costarring alongside the aforementioned DiCaprio includes Jamie Foxx, Christopher Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Don Johnson and Jonah Hill.
The movie has recently become the highest grossing French film of all time, and is based on a true story which follows the unlikely friendship between a wealthy paraplegic and his street-raised caretaker.
When asked why he thought the French film has connected so well with American moviegoers, Weinstein said: “In the world of super big spectacular CGI movies, that sometimes look the same, here is a movie where the special effects are the words.”
“You go see this movie and after two hours you feel great, not good, great,” said Weinstein. “This is the best feeling movie I have ever been associated with.”
With pre-production of the US version already underway, Weinstein confirmed reports that Bridesmaids director Paul Feig will be at the helm of the remake.
Weinstein looks forward to the new interpretation of the film, saying the material is in very good hands both in front of and behind the camera.
“We are working with Colin Firth and Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids. So obviously it will be way different than the French, but it is still a very inspirational piece,” Weinstein told Celebuzz. “Hopefully we will be half as good and if we are, we will be all right.”
Watch the new Django sneak peek below.
Django Unchained or Untouchable, which one are you more excited to see? Have your vote in the comments section below.