Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' Will Shoot In January
The maverick filmmaker’s Western is scheduled for a late-2015 release...
After an eventful year which saw the writer-director call the film off due to a script leak only to later revive it, it now appears everything is on track to meet a late-2015 release.
Further cementing Tarantino's flair for retro filmmaking, the movie will also be shown in 70mm, the largest such release in 20 years. A standard digital version will follow in expanded showings.
The Hateful Eight is set in post-Civil War America where a blizzard has sidelined a stagecoach, trapping an eclectic group of characters in a rural saloon. Those assembled include a pair of bounty hunters, a Confederate soldier, a female prisoner and the stagecoach driver.
While casting has yet to be announced, actors Kurt Russell and Samuel L Jackson played the bounty hunters in a live-reading of the script that Tarantino did back in April, and they are expected to again take up those roles in the film.
Recently, Jennifer Lawrence was also rumoured as the female prisoner, however her reps quickly denied that.
Other actors who attended the live performance include a menagerie of Tarantino veterans including Tim Roth, Zoe Bell and Michael Madsen, along with Amber Tamblyn and Walton Goggins.