The first official trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s second blood-soaked Western The Hateful Eight has made its way online. See Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, and other stars as bounty hunters and outlaws in the video above.
According to Coming Soon, The Hateful Eight is scheduled to be released by the Weinstein Company in select theaters on December 25 of this year. The premiere of the film will be accompanied by a two-week road show, showing The Hateful Eight in 70mm. But don’t worry, if you’re dying to see the new Quentin Tarantino bloodbath, the movie will be releasing nationwide shortly after on January 8, 2016.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, The Hateful Eight tells the story of eight strangers who get trapped in a single cabin during a snowstorm. Like most Quentin Tarantino films, the characters soon end up at each other’s throats when it’s revealed that someone is not who they say they are. It takes place a few years after the Civil War, and instead of the rugged, desert terrain of Tarantino’s last Western, Django Unchained, Hateful Eight puts its characters on a frozen Wyoming landscape.
The Hateful Eight has one major change to past Quentin Tarantino films, according to Vanity Fair. It will feature an original score, composed by Ennio Morricone, who wrote the score for one of the most famous Western films of all time, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. In addition to Jackson and Russell, Hateful Eight stars Bruce Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins and Demian Bichir. Quentin Tarantino has also brought back a few of his old favorites like Tim Roth and Michael Madsen, both from his first film Reservoir Dogs.
Forbes calls Quentin Tarantino the last star filmmaker to find success using his own name and branding himself with original scripts. Though The Hateful Eight was leaked online and nearly cancelled, Tarantino decided to go through with another Western after all. However, recent reports claim Quentin Tarantino plans to stop making movies after his tenth film. The Hateful Eight is, appropriately, number eight, so he doesn’t have long to go.
Will you be seeing Hateful Eight when it arrives in theaters around New Years? What did you think of the trailer?
[Image courtesy of the Weinstein Company]