Footage from Quentin Tarantino’s Southern-set nod to spaghetti westerns, Django Unchained premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival – and reactions were overwhelmingly positive (to what was shown).

Django Unchained is still in the middle of principal photography, but new images from the film have already sprung up online – along with word that the teaser will premiere in front of Ridley Scott’s Prometheus.

Tarantino’s latest creation is an amalgamation of Blaxploitation and Sergio Leone Western tropes, seeing how the plot of Django Unchained follows an ex-slave named Django (Jamix Foxx) who is shown the ropes of bounty hunting by Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) – an eccentric foreigner who is perplexed by the ways of the pre-Civil War South. As Foxx recently told Empire, though, the empowerment angle of the story is only part of what attracted him to the project:

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