Sweet Trailer…Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’

Hateful Eight BannerFor a filmmaker who is on the cusp of his own portended retirement, this could be one helluva swan song. Quentin Tarantino returns with his eagerly anticipated The Hateful Eight and already it looks like it will be everything we’ve been expecting. Touting a full-on roster of QT regulars, this snow bound, star-studded tale of betrayal and deception is going to be all the more striking when the Quentin’s glorious crimson spatters decorate a snowy white landscape. Man, this really makes me want to dive into Quentin’s last 4 or 5 films (especially Django), or any number of Kurt Russell flicks, just to tide me over. One thing is for sure, J.J. Abrams’ quaint sci-fi picture now has more than a little competition come December.

Enjoy the first trailer 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…

Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, the film stars Channing Tatum, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins and Tim Roth. The Weinstein Company has slated The Hateful Eight for release in New York and Los Angeles on December 25. The film will open nationwide on January 8, 2016.