Tarantino is back and looks to have created another hit with his ensemble western starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, and plenty of others
There are very few filmmakers out there that when they’re releasing a new film, it’s not just exciting but it’s a worldwide event. To name a few, you have Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, and the star of the hour: Quentin Tarantino. Tarantino is one of the most gifted combination screenwriters/directors working today, someone who can write some of the most classic scenes in the history of film while having an exact idea of what he wants to put on camera. Right off the bat, you can look at the diner scene in Pulp Fiction, or the opening sequence of Inglorious Basterds where the world is introduced to Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa. Tarantino is truly a remarkable filmmaker who puts his heart and soul into everything he creates.
Which brings us to his next film: The Hateful Eight. This is a project that meant so much to Tarantino that when the script leaked all over the internet, he was so hurt that he almost completely scrapped the project altogether. Lucky for us, he decided to keep with the movie and if this first trailer is any indication…we’re in for a Tarantino film we’ve never quite seen before. The film looks absolutely beautiful, the dialogue is quick, the cast is stacked, and with the legendary Ennio Morricone composing the score…we, as an audience, are truly in for something special. What a wonderful Christmas this will be!
The Hateful Eight is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, and stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walter Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern. The Hateful Eight will have a limited 70MM run on December 25, 2015, and a wide release January 8, 2016.
Here’s the films 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 (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…