EW have shared more images, and this time its for Tarantino’s latest, The Hateful Eight, and the latest Frankenstein tale, Victor Frankenstein.
The image from The Hateful Eight see’s Kurt Russell as bounty hunter John Ruth and Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren. Tarantino also revealed some thoughts on the film:
“I can definitely say that as bleak as our movie is, we are definitely the funniest snow Western ever made. This is funnier than The Great Silence, it’s funnier than Day of the Outlaw.”
He continued: “You wait the whole episode to find out, ‘Are they a good guy or are they a bad guy?’ So I thought, ‘What if I did a story that was made up of nothing but those characters?’ So there’s no good guys. There’s no Little Joe.”
The Hateful Eight is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Here are the key cast names of the film, and who they will be playing:
Kurt Russell as John Ruth, a “mean sonuvabitch” bounty hunter on his way to Red Rock with a murderous woman in tow.
Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren, a former Union officer who lives in the Wyoming mountains.
Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue, an infamous outlaw taken prisoner by Ruth.
Michael Madsen as Joe Gage, a cowboy.
Tim Roth as Oswaldo Mobray, a Brit and new hangman of Red Rock.
Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix, a Southerner who claims to be the sheriff.
Bruce Dern as General Sanford Smithers, a former Confederate general.
Demian Bichir as Bob, a Mexican man who’se taken over innkeeper duties at Minnie’s while the owner is away.
Channing Tatum also appears in the film in an unspecified role.
The Hateful Eight went into production as expected early 2015, and the Weinstein’s will release the film on Christmas Day in the US. The film will have the biggest 70mm release in 20 years, and while it has not been confirmed if all cinemas will be presenting the film in this format, it does appear that the film will first be released in 70mm, and then released on DCP and 35mm shortly after.
Here is the 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…
Daniel Radcliffe stars next to Jessica Brown Findlay and James McAvoy (who will be playing Victor Frankenstein)
Frankenstein is a new version of the story which is directed by Paul McGuigan (Lucky Number Slevin, Push, Gangster Number 1). The script has been written by Chronicle’s Max Landis, and will take a sci-fi approach to the Frankenstein story about a creature produced through a scientific experiment.
Writer Landis has expressed an interest in exploring Igor’s character with this new film.
Frankenstein arrives in cinemas on 25th September 2015.
James McAvoy is Victor Von Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe stars as Igor in a unique, never-before-seen twist on Mary Shelley’s classic 19th century novel. Told from Igor’s perspective, we see the troubled young assistant’s dark origins, his redemptive friendship with the young medical student Victor Von Frankenstein, and become eyewitnesses to the emergence of how Frankenstein became the man—and the legend—we know today.