Police boycotts be damned: Quentin Tarantino may be in some hot water with the NYPD (and his executive producer Harvey Weinstein) over comments he made recently, but that’s not going to slow down the publicity push for his highly anticipated western The Hateful Eight. Today, a new trailer was released online.
It features quick cuts of the many stars — Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth, Bruce Dern, Walton Goggins, and Damian Bechir — as it builds up tension and shades who it is viewers are meant to trust. It might seem like Jackson’s character is the man we’re meant to root for, but as the trailer makes clear, you really don’t know who’s who in this house of thieves and liars.
Either way, it looks like they’ve come up with a tagline that’s just prefect for all those law enforcement agencies taking issue with Tarantino: “Spend the holidays with someone you hate.” Check out the preview below.
The Hateful Eight hits theaters this holiday season on December 25th. Find the new synopsis below.
In The Hateful Eight, 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 (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (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 (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (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 (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all…