With the exception of a few overly sensitive police organizations, most people are anxiously awaiting The Hateful Eight, the latest film from Quentin Tarantino. The snowbound western from the popular director had been an on-again, off-again affair with the director halting production when the script for the film leaked in pre-production only to have a change of heart later. Today brings us the latest trailer for The Hateful Eight, and it emphasizes that none of the eponymous eight are going to be trusting one another. And you know what that means? Mexican standoffs galore. The film starring Kurt Russell, Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth, Walt Goggins, Michael Madsen, Demian Bichir, and Channing Tatum will have a normal theatrical run — some theaters will have it in 70mm! — as well as a roadshow run, featuring an extended cut with an intermission. Love him or hate him, Tarantino is going all out with his film love for this one.
The Hateful Eight hits theaters on Christmas Day. Here’s hoping that the snowy exteriors are as gorgeous as the 70mm exteriors being shown in your local theater.
The official synopsis for The Hateful Eight:
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 (Demian 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…