Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Foxx have released the first trailer for the much-anticipated film, Django Unchained.

In the film, Foxx stars as a freed slave who seeks to find his wife and kids who were separated from him and sent to another plantation. The film has the feel of a western as Foxx teams up with Dr. Shultz (Christopher Waltz) to hunt the evil slave owner Calvin Candle (Leonardo DiCaprio).

With the release scheduled for Christmas of 2012, the film could be in the running for several Oscar nominations.

Check out the trailer below.