Quentin Tarantino’s next film, The Hateful Eight, has been described as a Western version of Iceman Cometh, and seems to be a combination between the structure of Reservoir Dogs and the Western setting of Django Unchained. It follows eight completely different characters, as they get trapped in the same building together in the American frontier, during a deathly blizzard, and you can bet by the time the storm ends, there will be more bodies on the floor than there are still alive.
The film was shot with 70mm Panavision lenses and looks not only like Tarantino’s most gorgeous film to date, but also has the potential to be one of the most beautiful movies of all time. The legendary director has promised that he will be using the lenses in ways they’ve never been used before, and it looks like he’s more than lived up to his word on this one.
The first full-length trailer for The Hateful Eight has been released online today, and gives audiences their first look at the film’s story and characters. Check it out below:
Here is the movie’s 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…”
I can already tell from this trailer alone that there will be more than a few characters in the film that have the potential to enter into the ranks of Tarantino’s best, with Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason-Leigh) and Major Marquis Warren (Samuel L. Jackson) being two of the biggest stand outs of the trailer. Leigh in specific looks like she’s giving an absolutely crazy performance, and judging by the way she raises her hand in the trailer, it doesn’t look like she’s too worried about the noose going around her neck.
There are glimpses of the signature Tarantino dialogue we all go to his movies for, and The Hateful Eight looks like it could end up being the perfect marriage of all of his past films into one. It’ll be interesting to see how well it ends up ranking among his rest though, but judging from this trailer – it looks audiences are in for one hell of a ride.
The Hateful Eight is set to hit theaters on Christmas Day!
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