The first teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino's highly anticipated western The Hateful Eight was shown during screenings of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, when it was in theaters. That was really the only opportunity you had to see it at the time, but now that trailer has been officially released online for everyone to enjoy.
Tarantino recently wrapped shooting on the film, and is now in the post-production process. There's no actual footage in the teaser because there was none to include. It's just cool and stylish animation set to Iggy and the Stooges’ “Gimme Danger.”
The film stars Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren, “The Bounty Hunter”; Kurt Russell as John Ruth, “The Hangman”; Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue, “The Prisoner”; Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix, “The Sheriff”; Demian Bichir as Bob, “The Mexican”; Tim Roth as Oswald Mobray, “The Little Man”; Michael Madsen as Joe Gage, “The Cow Puncher”; Bruce Dern as General Sandy Smithers, “The Confederate”; and Channing Tatum also stars in an unspecified role.
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…
The Hateful Eight opens later this year.