The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino’s new film, has not even begun shooting yet, but it already has a poster promising a 2015 release, and by next week, the anticipated western could also have a trailer to go with it as well. According to several reports, the preview could be attached to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, which comes out next Friday.
The Alberta Film Ratings board updated their page recently with a listing for The Hateful Eight. According to the page, the trailer runs one minute and forty seconds. Suspiciously, the same board gave the trailer a G rating, which means it could be shown in front of family films. (This could be an error, however, since other adult-oriented films on the page also have G ratings next to the title.)
Meanwhile, /Film has been in touch with several theatre employees, who have seen information that suggests the trailer will be shown in front of Sin City. A Weinstein Company page for theatre distributors even has on its cover a mention that The Hateful Eight‘s trailer is attached. That package indicates that the trailer will just be shown with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and will not be available online.
Tarantino’s latest stars many of the director’s regulars, including Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell, and tells the story of a mistrustful group of criminals who are trapped together during a blizzard after a stagecoach diverts from its route. It should be a less financially ambitious film than Django Unchained, but definitely has the potential to be just as enjoyable.
Although it is hard to imagine what a 100-second trailer for a film that has only seen a live reading and has not started production could look like, this is definitely exciting news. Months ago, it seemed like The Hateful Eight would never be made, after Tarantino’s disgust due to the script leaking online. Now, not only is it gearing up for production, but some marketing material is already starting to materialize.
We’ll definitely let you know if the trailer pops up online, but we’re guessing that the only way to see it will be by catching Sin City: A Dame To Kill For in theatres. So be sure to do so.