First Look at Three of Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' on EW's New Cover

May 7, 2015

The Hateful Eight

The Meanest, Grittiest, and Deadliest Movie of the Year? Already? Well, we'll have to see if that holds true. Entertainment Weekly has unveiled their latest cover and it's a first look at some of the characters (only three of the eight!) from Quentin Tarantino's new western The Hateful Eight. He was filming all of late last year, and is preparing the film for release late this year, but we have yet to see an actual teaser. "For me it has more of a Western Iceman Cometh kind of vibe about it," Tarantino says of Hateful Eight. "A bunch of guys in a room who can't trust each other… That wasn't a marching order when I sat down to write the script, but pretty quickly I realized this is kind of a nice coming-full-circle." I'm ready, let's see the footage.

Here's the new cover shot showing Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Kurt Russell via

The Hateful Eight - Entertainment Weekly

From "The film scales down from Tarantino’s last two films, [Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained], going for something more intimate if no less violent, like a stick of dynamite in a shoebox."

The Hateful Eight is written and directed by Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Inglourious Basterds, Django Unchained). Six or eight or twelve years after the Civil War, a stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape carrying bounty hunter John Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason Leigh) towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, known in these parts as “The Hangman,” will bring Domergue to justice. But their journey is about to get disrupted by a blizzard, leaving them stranded at Minnie's Haberdashery with six other travelers (Samuel L. Jackson, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Demian Bichir), and they might not all make it out alive. The Weinstein Company releases the film sometime in 2015 - still waiting for a date.

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  • Jon Odishaw
    Django was great but not Tarantino great. This doesnt inspire confidence. The costumes are way too clean and modern.
    • cuckoozey
      I really need him to get back to doing a non-period piece film, preferably a small crime film. And yeah, that cape Jackson's wearing does look like it came from the North Face...
      • eurogibbon
        You're right. Probably give this a miss now.
      • Matthew
        Now that you've mentioned it that cape does scream North Face, lmao.
    • Bo
      Really? Clean? Modern? That would never have occurred to me. It is just a still photo so we can't possibly know what the actually costumes will look like when they film. But, so be it. That's the way you saw it. Wouldn't that be a bummer if this gritty, nasty, dirty Western came out with all the character's costumes looking brand new and modern? Ya think that's possible? With Tarantino? Ummmmmm.......
  • HarryFiddleSticks
    As long as Kurt Russell has a scene where he screams NO a bunch of times while gunning down a bunch of guys, while standing in a river, I'll be happy.
      I want this to much.
  • NathanDewey
    Good stuff. I want to see some footage before I give my thoughts on how it looks, but I'll just say I'm definitely up for a new Tarantino movie. I like the idea of it being scaled back and more intimate as it says. Basterds was my favourite movie of the year it was released and I liked Django but thought it got a little too wacky at points. Although that dinner scene where Candy flips out was fantastic. Tarantino always brings the intensity to contrast the humour and I love that about his movies.
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  • ari smulders
    I love all tarantino movies and this will also be good to watch, but not impressed with what I am seeing here....
    • ErrorSapiens
      Based on what? Elaborate, pls. :)
      • ari smulders
        not gritty enough,but i have complete faith in tarantino!
    • Bo
      Yea, why's that, Ari? Of course, so far, there's not much to impress, but if you read the script you'd see that this is coming together quite well. Russell looks great with the huge 'stache and Jennifer Jason Leigh will knock this part out of the park. I read the script and thought I'd die laughing it was so funny. This coming for me, who isn't a fan of Tarantino's films. I did get a kick out of Django though and thought it pretty funny. I love Westerns so Tarantino has gotten my interest of late. Plus, instead of going digital like so many are he has the balls, the smarts and the vision to keep using film and doing this one on 70 mm....even though much of it takes place indoors. Gotta love that!
      • ari smulders
        i have complete faith in tarantino,so don't worry!
        • Bo
          Sounds good...I shall stop my care; when is it coming out? Christmas?
          • ari smulders
            I realy don't know, but we are excited to see it! :)
    Wow! Lighting makes all the difference. Still very excited for this movie!!
  • grimjob
    Hot damn I want to see this so bad!
  • Mark Brackney
    So Quentin Tarantino made a Western about eight old bastards in a snowstorm? Sign me the f*ck up!




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