Now that initial filming has all but wrapped on Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, The Weinstein Company has served up the very first teaser trailer for the hotly-anticipated western.
As stylish as ever for the esteemed director, the clip itself features no footage from the feature film, and instead acts as a roll call detailing the western’s rather magnificent ensemble. Set against Iggy and the Stooges and featuring blood-red title cards, the teaser for Tarantino’s latest is about as Tarantino-esque as they come.
Speaking of which, The Hateful Eight boasts an ensemble cast that brings together members of the director’s regular pool of actors, including the likes of Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth and Michael Madsen. There’s also roles for Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Bruce Dern and Channing Tatum in what we understand to be a minor, as-yet-unspecified part.
Quentin Tarantino will venture into the frontier once more when The Hateful Eight hits theaters later this year. For more on the director’s latest outing, be sure to check out the official synopsis below and let us know whether you’re excited for the film in the comments.
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…
Source: The Film Stage