Tarantino is back, and at his Tarantino-iest yet. Three years out since Django Unchained, the Pastor of Pulp returns to cinemas this Christmas with The Hateful Eight, a new highly stylized take on the Western genre expected to be full of iconic characters, snappy dialogue, and tons of guns. Regulars from the Tarantino Players include Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Roth, and Michael Madsen, and they are joined this time around by Kurt Russel, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and many others.
Details on the plot are still somewhat scarce, but we’ve come to rely on a certain amount of panache from Tarantino’s films, making the actual story often secondary to the witty banter, shocking violence, and clever homages to cinematic history. Like many of his other movies, he has redoubled his efforts to emulate a classic pulp film style, advertising a release in Ultra Panavision 70 and having the score composed by the incomparable Ennio Morricone, who was made famous for his work with Serigio Leone and Clint Eastwood.
The Hateful Eight will be released to select theaters in 70mm film on Christmas Day 2015, then released in digital formats on January 8, 2016.