Many a times we perceive the Western to be a dead film genre but by seeing the trailer of ‘The Hateful Eight’ I can surely say that Quentin Tarantino is bringing a good change for our preconceived notions.
The glorious trailer includes some of the best lines and does a wonderful job of introducing its conflict. The trailer opens with a stagecoach hurtling 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.
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, both are encountered on the way.
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 been taking care of Minnie’s while she was visiting her mother, 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…
Here’s the complete cast of the movie:
Some behind the scenes moments:
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ will premiere on December 25 in 70 mm format in select theatres. The movie will hit theatres nationwide in digital release on January 8 after an exclusive two-week roadshow.