The upcoming Western features a typically Tarantino-esque cast, including Samuel L Jackson, Kurt Russell and Michael Madsen, and tells the story of eight travelers forced to come together and help one another in a severe blizzard.
Samuel L Jackson
Channing Tatum and Craig Stark are also thought to be among the cast, in as-of-yet unspecified roles.
However, the film came dangerously close to not being made at all, after its script leaked back in January.
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Following the leak, Tarantino announced that he was planning to drop the movie altogether and release it as a novel instead, though he eventually changed his mind.
‘The Hateful Eight’ will serve as his feature-length eighth film (counting ‘Kill Bill’ parts one and two as one film, that is), and could end up being among his last, after he announced plans to retire after the release of his tenth film.
'The Hateful Eight'
However, he did insist that his decision to retire wasn’t set in stone, adding: “If, later on, I come across a good movie, I won’t not do it just because I said I wouldn’t. But 10 and done, leaving them wanting more - that sounds right.”
‘The Hateful Eight’ is currently slated to arrive in cinemas on 8 January, 2016… which coincidentally is not long before the cut-off point to be nominated for the Academy Awards.