The first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained landed earlier this month, and if you weren’t already convinced that it’s going to be one of the best films of the year, then you’ll no doubt be persuaded by now.

Written and directed by the Oscar-winning filmmaker, the film stars Jamie Foxx as the eponymous Django alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Don Johnson, and recent addition, Jonah Hill.

The first trailer was recently followed by an international trailer, and now a new image of DiCaprio as the evil Calvin Candie has made its way online.

“Set in the South two years before the Civil War, DJANGO UNCHAINED stars Academy Award(R)-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands him face-to-face with German-born bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Academy Award(R)-winner Christoph Waltz). Schultz is on the trail of the murderous Brittle brothers, and only Django can lead him to his bounty. The unorthodox Schultz acquires Django with a promise to free him upon the capture of the Brittles–dead or alive.”

The image has been circling on Tumblr, with thanks to the NolanFans forum for the heads up. There seems to potentially be a question regarding its authenticity, with a suggestion that it is in fact a fan-made image – but if it is, it looks to be a very good one to me, and I’m thinking it’s real until told otherwise.

Django Unchained will be released in the US on Christmas Day, with The Weinstein Company putting it in prime position for a run at the Academy Awards. In the UK, we’ll have to wait a little longer until the start of the new year, with its release here set for 18th January, 2013. Commit that date to memory, because this is going to be brilliant. And as usual with this new image, you can click to enlarge.

The image has been removed by request of The Weinstein Company.