The Weinstein Company has just released a new featurette for The Hateful Eight, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming epic western adventure. In the new short, Tarantino and the film’s cast & crew discuss the experience, reasons and process of shooting The Hateful Eight in 65 MM for a 70 mm presentation.
Serious movie fans, including myself, are incredibly excited about The Hateful Eight’s 70 mm roadshow release in select theaters starting on Christmas Day. Not sure what a roadshow is? This video tells you all about it, straight from Quentin Tarantino and the cast members.
The Hateful Eight takes place in post-Civil War Wyoming, where eight travelers try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, they come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all. The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Channing Tatum.
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.