After the rip-roaring success of Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino returns to the world of the Western with The Hateful Eight. The teaser trailer gives us a glimpse at the madcap chaos and black humour we can expect from the director’s eighth film.
Here’s a rather lengthy synopsis:
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…
We’re pleased that Tarantino continued with the project which at one point seemed in doubt after a script leak. With a cast that includes Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Channing Tatum, Tim Roth, Demian Bichir, Michael Madsen, Zoe Bell & Jennifer Jason Leigh – we’re excited.
The Hateful Eight hits UK cinemas on January 8th 2016.