Django Unchained (December 28)
Starring: Jaime Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Logline: An escaped slave (Foxx) becomes a bounty hunter to free his wife from the clutches of the South’s biggest, baddest plantation tycoon (DiCaprio).
Oscar Pedigree: Voters adored Tarantino’s last historical epic Inglourious Basterds and this Civil War-era picture looks to be a heck of a lot more fun than Lincoln.
Why It Could Be an Also-Ran: The trailer suggests that this particular historical epic may be ridiculously over the top, even for Tarantino.
Click here to see the trailer
Read more: Fall Movie Preview 2012: Oscar Contenders