We knew that director Quentin Tarantino was filming The Hateful Eight on 65mm film cameras with every intention of creating 70mm film prints for select theaters. Then we learned that he was spearheading a campaign to retrofit 50 theaters across the nation with 70mm projectors so more audiences could see the movie in its intended format. Now the final piece of the puzzle has fallen into place. The Hateful Eight will open on Christmas Day, but only in theaters capable of projecting 70mm. Everyone else will have to wait an extra two weeks.
The Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino is one of the biggest voices in preserving film — his New Beverly theater in Los Angeles doesn’t allow digital projection, proving how committed the director is to protecting and promoting film. In keeping with that spirit, Tarantino shoots all of his movies on film, including his upcoming western The Hateful Eight. And to help ensure audiences can see his new film properly, he’s reportedly retrofitting 50 theaters worldwide with 70mm projectors.
Just yesterday we got our first official look at Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight via a mustache-heavy Entertainment Weekly cover, implying that Kurt Russell probably doesn’t even have to act in this movie because his mustache will do all the work for him. As it should. Today brings eight new images from the highly-anticipated upcoming film, introducing all eight of those hateful characters.
Nothing will turn the head of a film fan faster than news about a new Quentin Tarantino movie, so brace yourself for a little whiplash: our first look at The Hateful Eight has arrived and it showcases Kurt Russell, Samuel L. Jackson and Jennifer Jason Leigh in all of their weathered, western glory. It also showcases Russell and Jackson’s spectacular facial hair, both of which seem to be battling for dominance (Russell has the edge if you ask us).
Viggo Mortensen and Quentino Tarantino are but two lonely ships passing in the night, like two souls who must love each other from afar because they’re always committed to someone or something else. Mortensen has revealed that not only did he turn down the chance to appear in The Hateful Eight, but he also once auditioned for Reservoir Dogs. Will these two crazy kids ever work it out?
After stops and starts and leaks and reversals, Quentin Tarantino’s 70mm Western ‘The Hateful Eight’ is now, finally, officially, definitively, happening. The Weinstein Company announced today that production has begun in Telluride, Colorado.
It’s the movie they said would never be made. Specifically, writer/director Quentin Tarantino said that, after an early draft of the script for ‘The Hateful Eight’ leaked online. Eventually, though, Tarantino reversed himself and decided to mount the film anyway, with an amazing cast that includes Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kurt Russell (!), Tim Roth, Demian Bichir, Walton Goggins, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern (!!!), Channing Tatum (!!!!!), and Samuel L. Jackson (!!!!!!!).
There comes a time when every talented individual must hang up their proverbial hat and retire -- some, like Martin Scorsese and Woody Allen, seem like they'll be working until someone forces them into retirement. But Quentin Tarantino has a different plan in mind: he wants to retire after he makes 10 films. 'The Hateful Eight' will, appropriately enough, be his eighth feature, and whether he sticks to his guns or not (no pun intended -- okay, pun totally intended) remains to be seen. After all, visionaries like him don't just walk away from doing what they love that easily, do they?
The saga of Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' began with the screenplay leaking online, continued with Tarantino canceling the project and then resurrecting it following a wonderfully received live reading of the script. Now, it climaxes with the official cast and synopsis being revealed. It's been a bumpy road, but there's a new QT film at the end. The journey should be worth the drama and trouble.
The cast of Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' is shaping up to be one of the most exciting ensemble casts in quite some time, and now it's looking to add one of the biggest leading men to the roster: Channing Tatum is being eyed for a leading role in Tarantino's upcoming western, and word is that the role is pretty major.