First Trailer of Quentin Tarantino’s
The Hateful Eight, 25th December 2015
Starring: Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Michael Madsen, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth and Bruce Dern
Quentin’s Eighth film, almost wasn’t made. After an online script leak, the writer-director was so furious he had scrapped the project altogether. Sometime after and deciding to make the best of a bad situation, the director stages a public three and a half hour live-read of the script. Sure enough, after its well received reception decided the go-ahead after all.
The legendary cosposer Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in America, The Untouchables) is providing his first western score in over forty years since ‘The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in the West.’
Filmed in 70mm film, Tartarino’s Eight looks visually stunning. Reportedly inspired by TV westerns like ‘The High Chaparral’ and ‘Bonanza’ with some surprising cast choices, I’m looking forward to see how everything unfolds.
What’s it about? Well here is the film’s official synopsis
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 (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason 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 (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton 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 (Demián Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…
H8ful Eight makes it way to theaters Christmas Day 2015.
Check out the First Trailer here