Posted on Thursday, May 7th, 2015 by Russ Fischer
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.
Entertainment Weekly has this as the cover, obviously.
Speaking to EW, Tarantino compared the isolated primary location of this film to the setting of his debut Reservoir Dogs.
For me it has more of a western ‘Iceman Cometh’ kind of vibe about it. A bunch of guys in a room who can’t trust each other. That wasn’t a marching order when I sat down to write the script, but pretty quickly I realized this is kind of a nice coming-full-circle.
The Hateful Eight also features Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Channing Tatum. The Weinstein Company will release the film later this year.
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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…