ByJohn Edakul, writer at
John Edakul

During a Q&A session last year as most of you who follow Tarantino would know his 8th film The Hateful Eight is his 2nd last foray into cinema quoting him as;

"I like the idea of leaving them wanting a bit more. I do think directing is a young man’s game, and I like the idea of an umbilical cord connection from my first to my last movie. I’m not trying to ridicule anyone who thinks differently, but I want to go out while I’m still hard."

In Tarantino fashion his film seems to be his most exciting project of late with a new trailer dropped just two days ago from this article
(as shown below)

After following the debacle of 2014 were the script was leaked and Tarantino swore to quit and release it as a novel instead, the situation has calmed down and the movie looks greater than ever, beautiful shot and only shown in select theatres by The Weinstein Company to show in its 70mm nature similar to Nolan and Abrams, Tarantino is one big supporter of traditional film, believing digital cannot make a cinematic experience.

The hateful eight revolves around eight main characters that have an ensemble cast that includes Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demián Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern.

By Kevin Sammer
By Kevin Sammer

Jackson (Pretty much every black guy in film) plays a bounty hunter, sarcastically called "The Bounty Hunter", also formerly known as Major Marquis Warren a black union soldier, most likely rivals with "The Hangman" and "The Little Man"

Kurt Russell (Fast and Furious 7) plays as John Ruth, a bounty hunter known for hanging fugitives he captures, "The Hangman", most likely the rival of both 'The Bounty Hunter' and 'The Little Man'

Jennifer Jason Leigh plays as Daisy Domergue, a wanted fugitive either dead or alive for murder captured by Ruth (Kurt Russell), named as "The Prisoner".

Walton Goggins (Justified) plays as Chris Mannix, a southern renegade claiming to be Red Rock's new sheriff, "The Sheriff"

Demián Bichir (Machete Kills) plays as Bob, the caretaker of Minnie's Haberdashery (the place where all the eight are stuck within), called "The Mexican".

Tim Roth (The Incredible Hulk) as Oswaldo Mobray, the hangman of Red Rock, "The Little Man", possible rival of 'The Hangman'.

Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs) as Joe Gage, a cow-puncher, "The Cow Puncher" possibly the main protagonist as a cowboy in western films are seen as the hero, even though in Tarantino's films those lines are very blurred.

Bruce Dern (Nebraska) plays as General Sanford "Sandy" Smithers, a former general of the Confederacy, "The Confederate", most likely to die because of Major Marquis Warren who is a former union soldier.

The plot revolves around the eight characters stuck in a blizzard due, and Tarantino challenges the audience to see what would happen if you put a whole a lot of bad people and schemers under one room with guns. What is the outcome, I'm thinking all out pre-apocalyptic brawl possibly for "The Prisoners" reward or just their egos.

The Hateful Eight releases on December 25 in 70mm in select theatres. And Also is Digitally released on January 8, 2016 worldwide.


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