A couple of days ago (23/1/14) shooting began on Tarantino’s latest project The Hateful Eight. Now I don’t know about you but I’m not extremely excited for this as I haven’t seen a Tarantino movie since Kill Bill which I thought was truly excellent. Since then he has sort of gone of the boil a little bit in my eyes. However, I’m always up for seeing a new Western and I did have fun with Django Unchained a couple of years back.
Here’s a plot description for the new movie:
‘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…’
And here is the full cast list for you to look over. There are a lot of familiar names like Jackson, Russell as well as others like Channing Tatum on there. I’m particularly interested in seeing Tim Roth, Zoë Bell and Michael Madsen return to the world of Tarantino’s films.
Here’s the full list:
Samuel L. Jackson
Jennifer Jason Leigh
So what do you think about the upcoming Western? Does the cast get you excited or disappointed? Whatever it is let me know in the comment box below!