We’ll have plenty of reasons to see The Hateful Eight next year. Quentin Tarantino has a measured pace releasing his movies and you never know whether the next film will really be his last. He’s filmed this Western in 70 mm Panavision so it should play well on the big screen. He’s hired Ennio Morricone, composer of the scores for A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, for the ultimate throwback feel.
We get to see one of our favorite genre actors–Kurt Russell–in yet another tough-guy role. We’ll hopefully add John “The Hangman” Ruth to the likes of Jack Burton and Snake Plissken. Jennifer Jason Leigh provides a rare appearance–the actress who rarely gets leading roles and is said to have turned down many a role to be made famous by others. And then we have the next Samuel L. Jackson performance, which we always can bank on.
This has neither the look of the classic Western nor the modern Western like Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven. This is equal parts 1960s spaghetti Western and something very modern.
Check out the first preview released for The Hateful Eight:
Once a 2015 release, The Hateful Eight now arrives in theaters January 8, 2016.