The first trailer for The Hateful Eight has released online. Quentin Tarantino’s western follow up to his spaghetti western flick looks chillingly suspenseful. The performances, the shots (70mm), the dialogue all look and sound like a Tarantino classic.
I like that Tarantino regulars such as Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Samuel L. Jackson are starring in his latest film, because the director always gets really solid performances out of these guys. If this trailer is any indication, it seems like performances will carry this film. I’m also excited in seeing Kurt Russell reunite w/ Tarantino (Death Proof), the actor surprised us all with his small but important role in Furious 7. No glimpse of Channing Tatum as of yet, which is someone I’m looking forward under the direction of a Tarantino.
This film got off to a rocky start after Tarantino’s script leaked online. The director seemed set in never making this film because of that, but changed his mind after sometime. Also, one of the bigger selling points is the film’s limited release in 70mm. If you have the opportunity to see it in that way, I highly recommend in doing so.
The Hateful Eight also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, and Bruce Dern. An exclusive limited release in 70mm will happen on December 25th, with a wide release on January 8th.
In THE HATEFUL EIGHT, set six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. The passengers, bounty hunter John Ruth (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Leigh), race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. Along the road, they encounter two strangers: Major Marquis Warren (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Goggins), a southern renegade who claims to be the town’s new Sheriff. Losing their lead on the blizzard, Ruth, Domergue, Warren and Mannix seek refuge at Minnie’s Haberdashery, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie’s, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. Bob (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…