Now that the visually stunning and typically violent first trailer for The Hateful Eight has been released, a batch of new posters for the upcoming western have arrived that complete Quentin Tarantino’s titular and dastardly crew of bounty hunters.
In recent weeks, The Weinstein Company has issued one-sheets featuring the likes of Bruce Dern’s The Confederate, along with Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh characters – who are on board to portray The Hangman and The Prisoner, respectively. Today’s new arrivals essentially round out the rest of the villainous ensemble, with Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, and Demian Bichir all getting a piece of the gunslinging action.
Bringing the icy hills of Wyoming to the screen like never before, Tarantino’s ensemble cast is matched only by The Hateful Eight‘s stunning aesthetic. Captured with the 70mm format in mind, the director is aiming big with his latest feature, couple this with the Reservoir Dogs-esque set-up and Tarantino’s knack for stylish shots and quotable dialogue and it’s little wonder that the filmmaker’s western is one of the most hotly-anticipated releases of the year.
Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight will make its debut first in select 70mm theaters, before opening up nationwide in regular cinemas 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 (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…