The first full-length trailer for The Hateful Eight has arrived! And it promises a blood-soaked Western that will surely rival Quentin Tarantino's last movie Django Unchained. Like that film, it takes place in the 1800s and revolves around a very upset bounty hunter. The Weinstein Company is set to release The Hateful Eight in select theaters Christmas Day of this year, with an exclusive two-week roadshow opening in 70mm. Following the two-week engagement, the film will open with a digital theatrical release nationwide on January 8, 2016, while continuing to be shown in 70mm as well.
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 (Demián 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.
The supporting cast includes Channing Tatum, James Remar, James Parks, Dana Michelle Gourrier, Zoe Bell, Gene Jones, Craig Stark and Belinda Owino. Quentin Tarantino also confirmed at SDCC that The Hateful Eight will be scored by legendary composer Ennio Morricone, which will be his first Western movie score in over 40 years. The director also confirmed that he is developing another Western, although he wouldn't give any specific details.
Director Quentin Tarantino and his The Hateful Eight cast invaded Comic-Con last month to show off new footage from his revenge Western. And now we get to see some of that footage in action . Earlier this week, Entertainment Weekly debuted a new poster featuring one-fourth of The Hateful Eight. It featured Kurt Russell (John Ruth) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (Daisy Domergue) are featured on this poster, which is likely the first in a series of posters that will feature the eight main characters. Before we get the rest of those later this week, take a look at this first awesome footage.