According to Django Unchained’s executive producer Michael Shamberg, the Django Unchained production is “halfway through.” Shamberg, who was also an executive producer of Pulp Fiction, recently told Slashfilm the following:
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.
We’re halfway there! This only reinforces my speculation that the trailer release date will occur sometime during the summer blockbuster season.
Speaking of interviews with behind-the-scenes staff, Django Unchained’s cinematographer Robert Richardson was quoted briefly in a Film Journal article about shooting in 3D. He once again mentioned that Django Unchained is being shot on film, and had the following to say about the medium:
I am hoping that film can survive for as long as possible… Virtually every film is digitized in one way or another, so we have to think about that: the digital media sweep.” Moving forward, “I don’t think there are any limits for it. 3D is a very solid step. I believe it [can be]15, 20%, to give an arbitrary percentage. The advantage is a tool towards what filmmakers can use, if used as just that—as a tool, not as a gimmick.
Richardson recently won an Academy Award for his work in Hugo.