THE HATEFUL EIGHT Gets A CGI Teaser
The Weinstein Company have either a shockingly bad sense of timing, or a huge pair of cajones to finally drop online the month's old theatrical teaser for Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight at pretty much the same moment the internet focuses its gaze on the latest Star Wars trailer.
And strangely, for a director who does most things in camera because he doesn't want to 'stick my dick in my Nintendo' (his words), this teaser trailer is 100% CGI.
Counting up the characters, and offering their nicknames is the raison d'etre here, but please don't hate, that takes 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 (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (Jennifer Jason 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 (Samuel L. Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (Walton 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 (Demian Bichir), who's taking care of Minnie's while she's visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Tim Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Michael Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Bruce Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all...