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Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ – First Pictures

Seven are magnificent, but eight are hateful. Quentin Tarantino is back in the Old West and reuniting with a number of his past collaborators, resurrecting the careers of so many faded-star actors that it’ll take a while to count. The story’s set in post-Civil War Wyoming, where bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Who will survive?

Trapping eight of the West’s nastiest gunslingers in a snowbound frontier way station puts this closest to Reservoir Dogs, scaling back from Inglourious Basterds and the Django Unchained. “It’s a bunch of guys in a room who can’t trust each other,” Tarantino says. “That wasn’t a marching order when I sat down to write the script, but pretty quickly I realised this is kind of a nice coming-full-circle. …For me it has more of a Western Iceman Cometh kind of vibe about it.”

Tarantino veterans Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, and Walton Goggins are joined by Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mexican actor Demián Bichir (TV’s The Bridge) and potentially Channing Tatum. The film almost didn’t get made after the script was leaked and Tarantino reacted angrily. A public table read with many of the final cast convinced him to go ahead.










The Hateful Eight is expected November this year.

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  • dnwilliams said

    New Tarantino is all you need to know, really.

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    • Sheridan Passell said
      Sheridan Passell

      Except last time he did a scaled back movie with Kurt Russell it didn’t turn out too well. Doing Reservoir Dogs in the West seems like his least creative concept in a while, especially off the back of a western based on a near genius ballsy concept. I expect it’ll be highly watchable but not one of his essential movies since the it’s the closest he’s got to a retread.

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