First trailer for Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ to play before Sin City: A Dame to Kill For


Even though filming on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight does not begin until early next year, fans are going to be teased with a trailer if they go and see Sin City: A Dame to Kill For when it released next week in US cinemas, and on Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK.

Deadline has confirmed that Tarantino has shot a teaser trailer for his new film, and the one minute and forty seven second teaser will ONLY be available in cinemas, and will not be released on-line.

Tarantino and Sin City 2 director Robert Rodriguez have been pals since the 90’s, and have worked together many times. When the pair get together, chaos is sure to follow, and you just need to check out their Death Proof and Planet Terror double bill for proof of that. Now they are teaming up again, with Rodriguez showcasing the first teaser for The Hateful Eight, while the inclusion of the trailer is sure to drive fans to cinemas to see it.

Since filming has not commenced on The Hateful Eight, clearly there will be no footage from the actual film to see, so I suspect it could simply be recordings from the live reading that was performed of Tarantino’s story earlier this year.

Here’s everything we know about Tarantino’s new Western so far:

Quentin Tarantino’s new Western, The Hateful Eight, has had a rocky start. Tarantino had a rough time with the script earlier this year when the finished version leaked on-line, and naturally Tarantino was extremely upset, and said he would NOT be making the film as his follow up to Django Unchained, and would look to make something else. However, a short while ago a ‘live reading’ of the script took place, with Tarantino reading his script to a live audience along with actors Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, and Zoe Bell.

As expected, the reaction was strong, and while at Cannes to screen the twentieth anniversary of his classic film, Pulp Fiction, Tarantino was said to be in high spirits about The Hateful Eight. He told fans that he was close to finishing a second draft of the script, and that he would also be working on a third draft (possibly based on the reaction to the live reading).

Tarantino has now confirmed that production on his latest film will begin in early 2015, and those expected to be part of the cast at this moment in time include: Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, and Zoe Bell.

The Hateful Eight is a confined pressure cooker of a story, set during a Wyoming snowstorm a few years after the civil war. It takes place in only two locations: a stagecoach and a small haberdashery in which the characters take refuge from the storm. There, tensions boil over into conflict and violence as characters confront one another in a script that sounds particularly dialogue-heavy, even for the verbose Tarantino.

The first poster for the film has now been released, and it promises two things: firstly the film will be released (sometime) in 2015, and it will be filmed in Cinemascope, something Tarantino has been promising since the film was first talked about. So basically, you will need to watch The Hateful Eight on the biggest, widest screen you can find!

The poster itself is simple, yet striking and actually quite powerful. The awesome black horses pulling a black cart with a black cowboy onboard are extremely effective, and the blood trailing behind hints at yet another very violent Tarantino classic. The imagery works wonders on the snow-white background. Check out the poster below.


The Hateful Eight follows the steadily ratcheting tension that develops after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route, and traps a pitiless and mistrustful group which includes a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier, and a female prisoner in a saloon in the middle of nowhere.



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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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