As has now become a tradition at Cannes, The Weinstein Co. screened footage from several of their upcoming films for press in attendance, but it’s a two-minute trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s The Hateful Eight that garners our immediate attention and at the same time Entertainment Weekly has released more pictures from the upcoming movie expected to hit theaters Christmas 2015.
First, here’s the official synopsis:
There’s no word when the first trailer will actually arrive online, but I would expect it to be relatively soon unless the Weinsteins want to wait until their next film hits theaters in an attempt to help bolster its opening weekend audience. That would be Southpaw in July, but I have a feeling they won’t want to wait that long. Given we don’t know, The Playlist has a rundown of what was shown in Cannes and it goes like this:
The site says the cinematography from Robert Richardson “looks gorgeous” and the movie would appear to be something of a “greatest hits” for Tarantino adding that Tarantino haters are unlikely to be converted by what they see while fans will be champing at the bit for more.
EW also has a few quotes from the cast discussing their characters with Russell referring to his character saying, “My guy is just so bombastic and so big. He’s like a bull and the whole movie is the china shop.” And when it comes to him opposte Jennifer Jason Leigh she says, “Kurt and I are essentially the most dysfunctional couple since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
In the pictures below you’ll see one shot of the stable at Minnie’s, one of the few other interiors in the film’s story, which is said to be much more contained than the Tarantino’s other recent films. Of course, Tarantino is going big with this one still, shooting on Ultra Panavision 70 cameras, cameras that haven’t been used since epics like Ben-Hur and It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. “It’s a modest project done unmodestly,” Tarantino tells EW.
This really should be interesting considering Goggins speaks to the intimate nature of the feature adding, “The film really is presented as a play. It’s filmed mainly in one room and it’s as if every time he says, ‘Action,’ the curtain goes up.” A play shot on 70mm? There’s a Cinerama screen here in Seattle I want to see this thing on and with Tarantino previously saying there were plans to roadshow this one I can’t wait to see what that means.
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