...Bounty Hunters and a mixed handful seek immediate shelter from a increasingly violent blizzard and get caught up in deception and betrayal...
This is THE HATEFUL EIGHT
Yes, it was canned and we were told instead of a film there'd be a novel after the first draft leaked online when Quentin was just starting to secure his actors. Tonight though for one night only, he gave a glimpse of what of what it may of looked like and still may.
No cell phones were allowed or you weren't going in so sadly the only picture i was able to get was the one already included at the top. Let me set the scene...1200 red covered filled seats aged years old from the Ace Hotel, all facing a large oval stage also including several red chairs but in leather while a microphone sits in front of each. The actors that sit before us are...
The reading commenced once Quentin set the tone for the evening as he served as the narrator behind a podium to the left of the stage. He announced that chapter 5 here will not be the chapter 5 later so this is the only time it will ever be seen. I was intrigued by this none the less, more on this very briefly.
Kurt Russell played bounty hunter John Ruth AKA "The Hangman", Samuel L Jackson was the bounty hunter and former Union Soldier Major Marquis Warren with the role seeming to be custom made yet again. The great Bruce Dern was Southern General Sanford Smithers with good to see back Tim Roth as Brit Oswaldo Mobray, Denis Menochet was Bob "from France", good old Michael Madsen's cowboy John Gage, Walton Goggins as Confederate soldier Chris Mannix and James Parks as a stagecoach driver. Also Amber Tamblyn served as prisoner Daisy and helped with Jackson, Russell, Parks and Bell serve double duty as other characters.
With a 20 minute or so intermission, the nights entirety ran to almost 4 hours to no ones complaining. Quentin informed us the he was working currently on a second draft and will do a third. Does this mean he may do the movie after all? Harvey and Bob Weinstein were in attendance so this could be good news for those crossing their fingers to still make it happen or it could be for his novel he had mentioned.
Tonights event was definitely the hottest ticket in town and all for charity with tickets outrageously going for thousands online, the whole crowd loved every minute of it with several standing ovations but the biggest being a 5 minute one after saying goodnight to the Los Angeles crowd and shining that famous grin as if he already knows he's struck gold yet again and damn it if he hasn't. Lets hope we're rewarded more by a film as it deserves to be seen on the silver screen for all to enjoy, either way this is going to stick with any fan, including myself as one hell of a night.