The Hateful Eight score

Quentin Tarantino doesn’t commission original scores for his films. Instead, the writer/director collects a huge amount of music from other films and popular music to assemble idiosyncratic soundtracks that have become as integral to the identity of his films as are the scripts and casts.

Tarantino has drawn heavily on the music of Ennio Morricone for many years, using tracks from prior Morricone scores in Kill Bill, Death Proof, and Inglourious Basterds. Now, for The Hateful Eight, Morricone will compose the first full original score for a Tarantino film, which will also be the composer’s first western score in 40 years. Read More »

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new Hateful Eight image

Quentin Tarantino is bringing his new film The Hateful Eight to Comic Con, which will mark the first time non-industry types have been able to see the movie in motion. Before we see that footage debut, however, a Comic Con preview offers up a great new still from the film, featuring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, and Kurt Russell’s amazing facial hair, which should probably get its own SAG card.

Check out the new Hateful Eight image below, and read a few comments from writer/director Tarantino. Read More »

Hateful Eight Comic-Con

Even though fans may not be able to get a tease of what Marvel Studios has in store for the next few years at San Diego Comic-Con this summer, there’s still plenty of good stuff we’ll be waiting to get a glimpse at in a couple weeks. Star Wars will be making a huge appearance, and now Quentin Tarantino will be there too.

The Weinstein Company has announced that The Hateful Eight will be coming to Comic-Con this summer with a panel in Hall H. Hit the jump to find out when you can see The Hateful Eight Comic-Con panel to get a sneak peek at Tarantino’s western. Read More »

Justified

Elmore Leonard proved to be a rich mine of material for FX’s Justified, which spun six great seasons out of his short story “Fire in the Hole.” Now Justified executive producer Chris Provenzano is looking to dip back into the Leonard oeuvre for a new project.

Provenzano is working on a new AMC series called Gunsights, based on Leonard’s Western novel set in 1893 Arizona. More details on the Gunsights TV show after the jump.  Read More »

Hateful Eight 70mm

Quentin Tarantino is a standard-bearer for the preservation of film in filmmaking, from the use of celluloid rather than digital when shooting a movie to the projection of film prints at his “no digital allowed” New Beverly Theatre in Los Angeles. Tarantino shot his latest film, The Hateful Eight, in the elite 70mm format — in fact, he used an even more rare variant of the 70mm format, called Ultra Panavision 70, which results in a very wide image.

Having gone to all that effort to shoot the film in a rare format, Tarantino evidently wants to exhibit the film in the same large format. A new report says that he has helped put 70mm projectors equipped with the proper anamorphic gear into fifty theaters worldwide. Read More »

What’s a heroic band of gunslingers without a bad guy to fight? Thankfully Antoine Fuqua‘s The Magnificent Seven has finally found its villain in Peter Sarsgaard, who’ll play robber baron Bartholomew Bogue.

Sarsgaard joins a starry cast that includes Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, and Vincent D’Onofrio. It no longer includes Jason Momoa, who has pulled out after entering talks earlier this month. More on the Magnificent Seven Peter Sarsgaard casting after the jump.  Read More »

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Hateful Eight images

Quentin Tarantino‘s new film The Hateful Eight sounds in many ways like a return to his roots: it’s nearly a closed-room argument, with an ensemble cast battling out their differences in, if Tarantino’s reputation is anything to go by, increasingly violent ways. That ensemble cast is perhaps better than ever, with Tim Roth providing a link to Tarantino’s debut Reservoir Dogs, and Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Michael MadsenBruce Dern, with a small turn from Channing Tatum.

And then there’s Kurt Russell, who looks more awesome than ever in this role — and that’s saying a lot, considering his history. See him and just about everyone else in new Hateful Eight images below. Read More »

Hateful Eight first look

Our first look at Quentin Tarantino‘s new film The Hateful Eight came via an animated teaser trailer (above) that was created before the film even shot. Now there’s an actual photo, showing the characters played by Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. We’ve got that proper Hateful Eight first look below, replete with a black eye and mustache enough for more than eight men. Read More »

Jason Momoa Joins Magnificent Seven

Ever since Training Day director Antoine Fuqua was confirmed to direct Denzel Washington in a remake of The Magnificent Seven at MGM, we’ve seen an impressive cast assembling as the titular band of gunslingers. Chris Pratt and Training Day co-star Ethan Hawke are just a couple of the talents on board, and now the cast has gotten even bigger as Game of Thrones star and DC Comics’ future cinematic Aquaman Jason Momoa joins Magnificent Seven. Read More »