Following a report earlier this year that suggested a late 2014 shoot for the project, The Denver Post has revealed that Quentin Tarantino will be bringing his latest production, The Hateful Eight, to Colorado this December.
Set in snowy Wyoming a few years after the Civil War, the film focuses on the tension among a group of people trapped after a blizzard diverts a stagecoach from its route. The group includes a competing pair of bounty hunters, a renegade Confederate soldier and a female prisoner in a saloon.
“The whole movie’s going to be shot here, exteriors and interiors,” says Colorado film commissioner Donald Zuckerman. “They’re going to build it on a ranch.”
According to the outlet, Colorado has granted a $5 million incentive package to the production, which helped beat out the competition from Utah and Wyoming. With the film set at a $44 million budget, The Hateful Eight marks the biggest production to film in the state since Henry Hathaway’s original True Grit in 1969.
Local preproduction on The Hateful Eight is set to begin immediately with plans to begin shooting December 8 before taking a holiday break and resuming production in 2015.