Fresh off confirmation straight from the horse’s mouth that The Hateful Eight will be Quentin Tarantino’s next film, we have the very first, official The Hateful Eight poster. Not only is this an excellent piece of artwork that teases the bloody story of the Western, but the poster also confirms a planned 2015 release (likely in December) as well as the fact that Tarantino will shoot the pic in “Super CinemaScope”. We previously heard that Tarantino was aiming to film The Hateful Eight in 70mm, and this poster indeed confirms that we’re in for one epic-looking Western. The story follows a group of passengers on a stagecoach that get caught and trapped in a blizzard, where they’re forced to confront the ratcheting tension that develops.
Hit the jump to check out the Hateful Eight poster in full and for more on the film.
We now know that Tarantino intends to start production on The Hateful Eight in early 2015, and while some might see that as late given the proposed 2015 release date, you’ll remember that Django Unchained was still shooting in July 2012 before its release in December.
The cast thus far announced for The Hateful Eight includes Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, and Zoe Bell. Of course, further additions or omissions could occur before production begins, but this is quite the stellar lineup and I’m incredibly eager to see what Tarantino puts together with yet another Western.
Read the official synopsis below, followed by the Hateful Eight poster via Empire.
The Hateful Eight follows the steadily ratcheting tension that develops after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route, and traps a pitiless and mistrustful group which includes a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier, and a female prisoner in a saloon in the middle of nowhere.