Kurt Russell and Samuel L. Jackson star in the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight

You can count me in the crowd that believes Quentin Tarantino can do no wrong.  I’ve loved all of his films and even though I always expect great things from him, he continues to impress me.  But I’ll admit that I wasn’t that crazy about THE HATEFUL EIGHT.  I want Tarantino to tackle a genre he hasn’t done before and maybe even get back to present day material, but even so, the first trailer for the film is great.  It looks like he knocks it out of the park again and his great cast looks to be having a blast with the material.  Check out the trailer below.

The official synopsis for THE HATEFUL EIGHT: In The Hateful 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 (Russell) and his fugitive Daisy Domergue (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 (Jackson), a black former union soldier turned infamous bounty hunter, and Chris Mannix (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 (Bichir), who’s taking care of Minnie’s while she’s visiting her mother, is holed up with Oswaldo Mobray (Roth), the hangman of Red Rock, cow-puncher Joe Gage (Madsen), and Confederate General Sanford Smithers (Dern). As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our eight travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock after all.  THE HATEFUL EIGHT stars Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, and Bruce Dern.  The Quentin Tarantino directed film hits theaters on Christmas Day.

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