by Justin Cook
After months of anticipation, the first trailer has finally been released for Quentin Tarantino’s next film The Hateful Eight.
Watch it here:
Tarantino has assembled an all-star cast of both actors who have worked with him in the past, such as Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Walton Goggins, and actors who haven’t, including Jennifer Jason Leigh, Channing Tatum, Bruce Dern and Demian Bichir.
He shouldn’t require an introduction, but Tarantino is of course the mastermind behind Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs and a number of other films considered by many to be the best of the past two decades. Few directors working in Hollywood today can attract an audience just based on their name alone, but Tarantino is certainly one of those directors. His two previous films, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained, have not only earned high praise from critics and been nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars, but have also performed extremely well at the box office.
Although most were probably already going to see The Hateful Eight before they even played the trailer, after watching the footage it’s hard not to be psyched for the film. From the classic Tarantino-style dialogue to the beautiful cinematography, audience members are in for a real treat.
Check out the film’s official plot synopsis below:
“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…”
The Hateful Eight storms into theaters with a limited release on December 25, 2015 and a nationwide release on January 8, 2016.
Source: The Weinstein Company