The Hateful Eight Teaser Trailer: A Textual Tease Of Tarantino’s Newest Bloody Epic

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The first teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's new Western will be shown in front of his old friend Robert Rodriguez's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. But you don't have to go all the way to the theater to get a (rough) taste of the trailer.

Tarantino has yet to start shooting the film, so many were curious would the trailer would entail. It turns out the is entirely text and graphics and no actual footage. It was previously announced that the film’s trailer will only appear in front of Sin City: A Dame To Kill For and would be some time before it pops up online (officially). Check it out below anyway.

The Hateful Eight opens on snow-covered dunes while a “western-style ballad” plays over title cards that tell of strangers being forced together after being stranded in a blizzard. “They soon discovered they shared a deadly connection” reads the titles before blood splatters across them. The trailer is set to “Gimmie Danger” by Iggy and the Stooges and “L’Uomo Dalla Pistola D’Oro” by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, which gives the whole teaser an amazing “Spaghetti Western” quality anyway.

Finally, and even more intriguing, the teaser unequivocally announces that one should “See It in Glorious 70mm {Super Cinemascope}”. Once again proving that Tarantino will be shooting in the large-format film process he so dearly admires. Check out a break down of the cast of characters, listed in the order they appear in the trailer:

1. Major Marquis Warren: “The Bounty Hunter”
2. John Ruth: “The Hangman”
3. Daisy Domergue: “The Prisoner”
4. Chris Mannix: “The Sheriff”
5. Bob: “The Mexican”
6. Oswald Mobray: “The Little Man”
7. Joe Gage: “The Cow Puncher”
8. General Sandy Smithers: “The Confederate”

As of right now, the rumored cast includes Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Dern, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, and Zoe Bell. That’s eight people, but it’s not yet confirmed if they’ll be playing the roles listed above.

There’s no official release date yet, but late December 2015 would be a good guess.


Images: The Weinsten Co., YouTube

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