The teaser poster for the director’s next project will be published in Empire magazine later this week.
Quentin Tarantino’s post-Civil War western, The Hateful Eight, hasn’t even been shot yet, and it’s already been through its fair share of ups and downs. When pages from the script were leaked back in January, Tarantino filed a lawsuit against Gawker and announced that he was no longer going to make the film. Then, in April, Tarantino told a crowd that he was in fact working on a new draft of the script. And most recently, at Comic-Con, Tarantino said that the film was moving forward. Now, we have proof of that.
The poster, which recalls classic movie posters from days of yore with a simple, iconic design in red, black and white showing a horse and carriage leaving a trail of blood behind it. Elsewhere, we note the bold proclamation that it’s “the 8th film from Quentin Tarantino”, that the word ‘hateful’ is given more prominence than ‘eight’, and that it boasts that it’ll be presented in 70mm Super CinemaScope, something Tarantino confessed he was considering at one point. Missing from the poster is any release date, beyond the vague “2015,” nor mention of the cast Tarantino has reportedly assembled for the project, with Kurt Russell, Walton Goggins and Samuel L. Jackson all having been named as involved.
Tarantino confirmed that the project was going ahead at Comic-Con this weekend, with the script now reportedly in its third draft and significantly different from the version that appeared online earlier this year. It is believed that production on the movie will begin this winter.