It’s so rare for a Hollywood director to make constant hits with little to no misses. We’re nearing eight films into Quentin Tarantino’s career, and the director just continues to find success with every film he’s made.
Amidst controversy over script leaks, Tarantino wavered over creating the film. After all, he’s an auteur that likes to control all aspects of his art, and the leaks were enough to derail his plans. However, following a live table read, the director decided to go through with the film’s production. Excitement is high for this one, especially considered the all-star cast. Watch the teaser trailer now!
The Hateful Eight will be released exclusively in theaters equipped with 70mm projectors on Christmas, followed by a wide release on January 8, 2016.
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…