First Trailer for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight Released

By James O Malley on at

Quentin Tarantino has made his film again! The trailer for the auteur's eighth film, The Hateful Eight, has been released showing a bit of what we can expect from what appears to be essentially a Christmas Western.

The film sees the return of many of regular Tarantino collaborator Samuel L Jackson, and also stars a number of other big names, including Kurt Russell. Surprisingly, that isn't Christoph Waltz we catch a glimpse of at one point in the trailer - its actually Tim Roth.

Plot wise, the film is thought to be set a few years after the American Civil War, and features 8 westerners who are seeking refuge in a stagecoach stop-over during a blizzard.

It is, umm, also good to see Top Gear's James May is still getting work after quitting the Beeb...

We also dare predict that the film will feature ultra-stylised violence and unexpectedly modern music playing incongruously with the action on screen.

The film has actually taken a long time to reach this point, having been mired in so-called development hell for many years, and was further delayed when an early leak of the script sent Tarantino back to the drawing board to start again.

The film now, finally, has a release date set for Christmas Day (presumably in the US where cinemas open at Christmas?!), where the film will be shown as old-fashioned 70mm ultra-widescreen prints, with regular digital cinemas (and presumably us in Britain) getting it on the 8th January.