Ah, here’s something to brighten up your day! The Weinstein’s have very kindly released the first teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film, The Hateful Eight, and man it is just brilliant.
It’s very dialogue heavy, but expect nothing less from the genius of Tarantino, and each and every second is like a work of glorious art. I was smiling from ear to ear watching this, yet it’s not exactly hilarious. I think it’s just an extremely well put together trailer, showcasing Tarantino’s stunning skills behind the camera, and his masterful writing skills.
The two minute trailer also glorifies the superb cast, especially Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell, and it really does look like everyone involved had a great time with this. I can’t praise this simple teaser trailer enough, and even though it shows probably the bare minimum, it’s stunning in its presentation, and this has well and truly shot to the top of my must-see list.
Two new posters have also been released, one is the new official poster, while a second is another character poster, this time featuring Demian Bichir as Bob The Mexican.
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 will have a limited 70mm release in the US on Christmas Day, and then a full release will follow in the US and the UK on 8th January.
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…