Quentin Tarantino released a trailer for his upcoming movie, The Hateful Eight, on Thursday. It is set in the era immediately following the Civil War, and will likely continue on in the Tarantino tradition of being imminently watchable, but also very violent and bloody.
Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight will star some big-name actors, such as Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Kurt Russell, Reservoir Dog‘s Michael Madsen, and in a relatively minor role, even actor Channing Tatum will be featured in the cast. The director, Quentin Tarantino, almost decided to not go ahead with the film when he had the script stolen and released online, and he has been since then also plagued by having footage from the movie leaked.
Quentin Tarantino eventually decided to revisit and rewrite major portions of the script. He perhaps desired to demonstrate that he would not let the setbacks The Hateful Eight had experienced prevent it from eventually hitting movie theaters and becoming successful at the box office, like his last movie, Django Unchained, turned out to be.
Like that movie, starring Jamie Foxx and Christoph Walz, The Hateful Eight will deal with characters who are archetypes, known not by just their names but by designations such as “Prisoner,” Daisy Domergue, who will be played by actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, “Sheriff,” Chris Mannix, played by Walter Goggins, and Kurt Russell in the role of John Ruth, the “Hangman.” Michael Madsen will be a character known as “The Cowpuncher.”
The plot of Oscar-winning director, Quentin Tarantino’s, The Hateful Eight involves eight strangers getting stranded during a blizzard. They learn that they have a “deadly connection” that links them together. Though the teaser trailer that Tarantino released on Thursday simply introduces the eight main characters, if it holds true to the tradition of past movies by Quentin Tarantino, possibly only one of the eight main characters will be alive by the end of the film. The others will likely have suffered bloody and gruesome deaths.
Though no official date has been yet set for the release of Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, it is expected that the flick will probably hit theaters in the United States later this year. The teaser trailer mentions at the end of it that the flick was shot in “glorious 70 mm Super Cinemascope.”
There are at least a handful of supposed trailers for the upcoming Quentin Tarantino movie online, some much longer than the one released on Thursday. It is likely that some, if not all, of the footage in those trailers will make it into the final version of The Hateful Eight, but exactly how much of the footage will be in the theatrical release remains to be seen.
The good news for Quentin Tarantino fans is that he plans to release The Hateful Eight in the near future, probably sometime later this year. Also, though the video clip Quentin Tarantino released on Thursday only tantalizingly hints at the movie to come, it is an intriguing glimpse at the eight main actors and the violent characters that they will play in the film.
Written By Douglas Cobb
Quentin Tarantino The Hateful Eight trailer