Here it is, finally, the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight.
An array of familiar Tarantino-movie faces turn up for the director’s eighth feature film and second western after the masterpiece that was Django Unchained.
Set in post-Civil War Wyoming, The Hateful Eight tells of bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his mission to take wanted criminal Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) to her hanging. After a blizzard puts a stop to their journey, they take shelter at a stagecoach stopover. There are others here. Before long, it’s clear, not everyone’s going to be making it out.
Tarantino has said that The Hateful Eight will be a decidedly humourous affair, and it certainly looks to be packing in the filmmaker’s dark and layered wit. We’re loving the small setting, which will hopefully provide the right locale for Tarantino to deliver the character-driven tales he’s so damn good at telling. Yep, we can’t wait.
The Hateful Eight, also starring Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Demian Bichir, Bruce Dern, and Channing Tatum, begins a limited U.S. release on December 25 before opening wide on January 8, 2016. Australia will see it released on January 14, 2016.
Synopsis for The Hateful Eight:
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…