I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Quentin Tarantino’s films aren’t just to be experienced, they are to be held as events. A director who has been quoted saying he will only make ten films, he’s one of the best to ever enter the business. His latest film The Hateful Eight will be the eighth entry into his stellar filmography and it definitely looks no different than the rest.
I think it’s safe to say that we all went bonkers for that first trailer for the film, not just because of the stacked cast but because of the idea and concept being this one. Tarantino’s last film Django Unchained was a very big film that traveled a lot of miles, and The Hateful Eight seems to be a much smaller and tight knit movie, which is very exciting.
Now we’ve seen Samuel L. Jackson and we’ve seen Kurt Russell, but who are the rest of those so-called hateful eight? See the full roster and their completely awesome names below in The Hateful Eight batch of character posters:
Pretty great stuff, right? If you haven’t seen the full trailer yet, stop what you’re doing, click here, and be amazed. Just as I usually am with a Tarantino film, I’m loving everything I’m seeing so far. I was part of the minority that didn’t think Django Unchained was as unbelievable as it was made out to be, which only builds my anticipation that much more to see what The Hateful Eight is all about.
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…
The Hateful Eight opens limitedly on December 25th, 2015 and everywhere on January 8th, 2016. Directed by Quentin Tarantino starring Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Demian Bichir, Bruce Dern, and Channing Tatum.