Still reeling from the release of yesterday’s stunning debut trailer? Fret not, for The Weinstein Company has today released an ice-cool new poster for The Hateful Eight that depicts Bruce Dern as The Confederate – or General Sandy Smithers, if we’re being polite.
Joining Quentin Tarantino’s eclectic motley crew, the two-time Academy Award nominee is best known for playing unhinged characters in the likes of Nebraska and Coming Home, meaning he’ll be right at home in the auteur’s latest work.
Set in the Wyoming outback, The Hateful Eight orbits around the titular group of bounty hunters who find themselves marooned in the mountains when a seemingly relentless blizzard comes bearing down over the hillside. Channeling Reservoir Dogs’ dynamic, the film will see the mismatched group begin to turn on each other in a stylistic romp that looks to be decidedly Tarantino.
What’s grabbing everyone’s attention, though, is The Hateful Eight‘s stunning vistas, which were captured with the 70mm format in mind. The result? Breath-taking visuals that deserve to be seen in the premium format. Alongside Dern for the dark actioner are Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Amber Tamblyn, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Walter Goggins, James Remar, Denis Menochet and, in all likelihood, a Tarantino cameo.
Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight will make its bow in select 70mm theaters on Christmas Day, where we implore you to go see it should you have the chance. The film will expand to standard cinema screens on January 8.
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 (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason 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 (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton 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 (Demian Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…